Two arrested over journalist murder

KIGALI - Police announced, yesterday, that they have arrested two men in connection with the murder of local Journalist, Jean Leonard Rugambage. Rugambage was shot, last Thursday, as he entered his home in the Kigali suburb of Nyamirambo.

KIGALI - Police announced, yesterday, that they have arrested two men in connection with the murder of local Journalist, Jean Leonard Rugambage. 

Rugambage was shot, last Thursday, as he entered his home in the Kigali suburb of Nyamirambo.

According to a Police statement released, Sunday night, the motive of the murder appears to be revenge

“Probable motive is family conflict/revenge linked to 1994 genocide as one of the suspects is related to a person said to have been killed by Leonard Rugambage during 1994 Tutsi genocide,” the statement reads in part.

“It should be noted that Rugambage was once charged by Gacaca courts, got imprisoned for a period of three years but later released in 2007.”

The Police added that there is strong evidence indicating that that the two suspects worked together to execute the deed.

“We cannot give details as investigations continue but will update the public, as may be necessary, without compromising the investigation process,” Police said.

According to the statement, Police also seized, from one of the suspects, a pistol, identified as the murder weapon.

The police continue to condemn “fictional accounts (of the murder) being peddled by individuals and groups for political gains.”

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