The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced Winifrida Niyitegeka to replace late MP Francoise Mukayisenga who passed away on June 11.
A statement issued yesterday by NEC indicates that Niyitegeka was number 50 on the provisional list of next in line candidates of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi political party.
Mukayisenga passed away from Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe, where she had been admitted. She had been a Member of Parliament since 2003 when she joined on the RPF party ticket.
Her replacement, Niyitegeka, is a former lawmaker herself, who had served in the Lower House in the previous Assembly from 2008 to 2013. She comes from the Southern Province.