Gasabo Primary Court will on Wednesday, November 2, start the trial hearing of former Prime Minister Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi. The New Times has learnt that Habumuremyi is going to appear in court for a civil case on a complaint filed by Daniel Bizimana, saying that he provided services of renting cars to transport Habumuremyi’s workers, but never got his payment worth Rwf3,200,000. In 2020, he was convicted and has been serving a three-year jail term handed to him over the issuance of bounced checks. Prosecution said Habumuremyi had issued bounced cheques worth Rwf170 million to different people on behalf of his Christian University of Rwanda. After serving his sentence of a year and three months, Habumuremyi was granted pardon by President Paul Kagame and released on October 14, last year. While he was granted pardon, he still had to clear all his debts. However, it’s been a year after his release and has only managed to pay off a few of his creditors. Habumuremyi had been sentenced by the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court to three years in prison and a fine of Rwf 892 million. He previously served as Education Minister and Rwanda’s representative to the East African Legislative Assembly. He was also Prime Minister between 2011 and 2014. He founded Christian University of Rwanda in 2017. Habumuremyi also served as the Chairperson of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders, and Decorations of Honour (CHENO) until 2019.