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Sale of London property linked to Rwandan fugitive comes under scrutiny

A valuable London property that has been put up for sale has come under scrutiny after it emerged that it has links to a Rwandan fugitive – Kayumba Nyamwasa. Nyamwasa is believed to have bought the property, a London apartment, in 2002 when he was both a serving General and a student in London, UK.

A valuable London property that has been put up for sale has come under scrutiny after it emerged that it has links to a Rwandan fugitive – Kayumba Nyamwasa.

Nyamwasa is believed to have bought the property, a London apartment, in 2002 when he was both a serving General and a student in London, UK.

 

It is alleged that he then registered it under Edward Mugisha, a known handler for the fugitive, in an attempt to conceal ownership. At the time, Mugisha was a student with no significant source of income that could afford him the ability to acquire a property in London.

 

The property, located at 76 Fearnley House, Vestry Road, London, SE5 8JR is valued at £ 375,000 which is approximately Rwf 410,578,273.

 

Top British real estate agency Foxtons Group was contracted to manage the sale on behalf of the client.

When contacted, the realtor said that they were looking for evidence of any suspicious activity related to the property.

“If we find any suspicious dealings, we have an obligation to report the incident to the authorities for investigations,” said Nicky Chute, the Operations Director of Communications at Foxtons.

Nyamwasa, was convicted in 2011after he was found guilty of multiple charges including; forming a terrorist group, threatening state security, undermining public order and promoting ethnic divisions. He was also dismissed with disgrace from the Rwanda Defence Forces.

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