Kayumba Nyamwasa defects

KIGALI - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa is no longer the Rwandan High Commissioner to India. Kayumba defected from his duties yesterday and is said to be in Uganda. A statement from the ministry indicates that Nyamwasa ‘ceases to represent Rwanda to India and any—and all other countries or institutions, with immediate effect.’ 

KIGALI - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa is no longer the Rwandan High Commissioner to India.

Kayumba defected from his duties yesterday and is said to be in Uganda.

A statement from the ministry indicates that Nyamwasa ‘ceases to represent Rwanda to India and any—and all other countries or institutions, with immediate effect.’

“Prior to his defection, Nyamwasa was questioned by Rwandan investigative authorities on serious criminal charges,” reads the Statement.

“According to confirmed information available, Nyamwasa is currently in the Republic of Uganda.”

It added that the government was initiating a legal process to seek his apprehension and extradition.

Military and Defence Spokesman, Jill Rutaremara, said that Nyamwasa crossed to Uganda from Rwanda through smuggler’s routes in Kagitumba and linked with his driver across the border.

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