Missing Green Party official found dead

HUYE - An official of the yet-to-be registered Green Party of Rwanda who went missing in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, has been found dead, Police has confirmed.
Confirmed: Police Spokesperson Eric Kayiranga
Confirmed: Police Spokesperson Eric Kayiranga

HUYE - An official of the yet-to-be registered Green Party of Rwanda who went missing in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, has been found dead, Police has confirmed.

Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, the group’s vice president and owner of a popular entertainment spot, Sombrero, in Butare town, was reported missing after his car, a Toyota pick-up, was found by residents on the banks of River Mukura near the border with Burundi.

Police yesterday mounted a hunt for the missing official only to find him dead about 1km from where his car was found abandoned Tuesday.

“The body has been found and taken to the University Teaching Hospital in Butare for post-mortem, all efforts are being made to ensure that all those involved in the crime are arrested and prosecuted,” said Police Spokesperson Eric Kayiranga in a telephone interview.

The deceased’s body was discovered a few metres off the Huye-Akanyaru highway by local residents who alerted the Police. According to an eyewitness, the body had deep cuts on the neck.

“We were informed of the presence of a dead person by our colleagues who were working by the road side, a closer look at the fully dressed body revealed a deep cut on the neck with the face covered in blood,” a witness at the scene said.

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