MUHANGA - A resident of Shyogwe Sector on Monday, decided to abandon her three children at the residence of Muhanga District Mayor, Yvonne Mutakwasuku, in protest over the district’s reluctance to find a solution to her troubles.
Shadia Kangabi accused district officials of unlawfully confiscating her bricks worth over Rwf7million last year.
“I decided to do so because the Mayor has been the cause of my poverty. I cannot afford to look after my children and I have been given a deadline to move out of a house we rent,” Kangabi said.
She also threatened to move into the Mayor’s house with her husband and other dependants if the district keeps ignoring her plight.
Kangabi claims that Vivens Ukubaho, the district tax officer and Aimable Twahirwa, a former Shsogwe Sector leader, illegally confiscated and used bricks belonging to Urukundo Association for their own benefits, under the guise of dealing with illegal environmental activities.
The Mayor did not respond to the latest threat, but, in an earlier interview, said that Kangabi’s case involved illegal brick making and the property was lawfully confiscated, ‘The case has been handed over to the police for investigations,’ the Mayor said.