KIGALI - The hearing of an appeal by Former State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Theoneste Mutsindashyaka will start in Jan next year in which the former Minister is challenging evidence based on to convict him, The New Times has learnt.
Mutsindashyaka is challenging a one-year jail term that was handed to him by Kacyiru Primary Court for embezzling state funds.
The court also ordered him to pay Rwf500,000 in fine.
President of Gasabo Intermediate Court, Fabien Kiza confirmed the development saying the date to determine whether his appeal will be considered or not is slated for January 15.
The Court had found that Mutsindashyaka participated in the breaching of tendering rules in the construction of the Eastern province headquarters in 2007.
“Yes, we have received his file and we shall embark on it when courts resume business next year,” Kiza told The New Times yesterday.
Others who have appealed to the Intermediate Court include Vincent Gatwabuyege the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Gatwabuyege was convicted and sentenced at first by the Gasabo court to three years and days after by Kacyiru Court an additional 4 years in jail.