Rwanda: Arrest Warrants Issued for Kayumba and Karegeya
Kigali — A highly placed source in the Prosecutor General’s office has revealed to The New Times that the government has issued international arrest warrants against Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa and Patrick Karegeya, who are believed to be behind recent terrorist activities in and around Kigali. The two fled to South Africa.
The source, added that, extradition requests had already been sent to South African authorities. “The charges include terrorism and creating a terror criminal organisation,” the source said. “Interpol has already been alerted.” “We have assured the South Africans that the two fugitives would receive a fair hearing and will be treated in line with international humanitarian law,” the source added.
On February 19, three grenades were hurled at various bus stands around the city, killing two people and wounding 28. Prosecution has confirmed that they have testimonies from several witnesses, who link the attacks to Kayumba and Karegyeya. Kayumba, the former High Commissioner to India, fled the country immediately after the attacks. He passed through Uganda and proceeded to join Karegyeya in South Africa.
Once extradited, the two suspects will be tried in the High Court at First Instance and appeals would be heard by the Supreme Court.