Rwandan Military Court Summons Nyamwasa and 3 Others
A Rwandan military court summoned the ex-army chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, and three other former officials to answer terrorism charges, the army spokesman said.
Nyamwasa, now a critic of President Paul Kagame, was hospitalized after he was shot in the stomach at his home in South Africa in June. The court said he, ex-Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya, Major Theogene Rudasingwa, the country’s first envoy to the U.S., and former Prosecutor-General Gerard Gahima should appear by Dec. 15, Lieutenant-Colonel Jill Rutaremara said today.
The four are to answer to charges of forming a terrorist group, ethnic divisionism and spreading harmful propaganda, Rutaremera said.
Before he fled in February, Nyamwasa was accused of being behind a series of grenade explosions that went off in Kigali, the capital. He denied the allegations.
Nyamwasa’s brother, Lieutenant-Colonel Rugigana Ngabo, serving as the Rwandan army’s commanding officer of the engineering regiment, was arrested Aug. 20 on charges of “individual criminal liability.”