Françoise Mukayisenga, a long-serving member of parliament, died Monday morning, parliament has announced.
Her passing was confirmed by Speaker Donatille Mukabarisa in a statement.
“The parliament is saddened to announce the passing of MP Mukayisenga Françoise who died on Monday night, June 12, at Rwanda Military Hospital” she said in a statement.
No details were offered regarding the cause of her death.
Mukayisenga, 48, had been a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2003 when she joined the House on the ticket of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) as a lawmaker representing Western Province.
She has been a member of the parliamentary standing committee on unity, human rights and fight against genocide.
The deceased held a bachelor’s degree in management and had previously served in local government in different capacities, mainly in the former Gisenyi prefecture, now part of the Western Province.