KIGALI - The Director General of Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Agency (RURA), Colonel Deogene Mudenge, was on Saturday, July 3, arrested after allegedly threatening a man with a fire arm.
According to Lt. Col. Jill Rutaremara, the Defense and Military spokesman, about one year ago, Mudenge bought a piece of land from Celestin Twagirayezu, a farmer, and made the advance payment through Goboka, a housing cooperative society that the farmer belonged to, but he (Mudenge) later abandoned the project.
“On Saturday Col Mudenge went to the farmer’s house and it is alleged that he grabbed some documents from the farmer after putting him on gun point,” Rutaremara said in a statement.
Rutaremara added that Twagirayezu spent the advance payment he received but was unable to pay it back before getting another client, prompting Mudenge to threaten him with a pistol.
“Mudenge was arrested for gross indiscipline and is currently under Military Police custody in Kanombe,” Rutaremara said.
Investigations into the case are on-going; however, Rutaremara said that the Colonel has been charged with assault.