Prosecution seeks 35-year sentence for Kayumba, Rudasingwa

Military Prosecutors, yesterday, requested the Military High Court to sentence Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa and Maj. Theogene Rudasingwa to 35-years each in prison.
Brig Gen John Peter Bagabo (2nd left) presided over the trial (Courtsey Photo)
Brig Gen John Peter Bagabo (2nd left) presided over the trial (Courtsey Photo)

Military Prosecutors, yesterday, requested the Military High Court to sentence Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa and Maj. Theogene Rudasingwa to 35-years each in prison.

The Kanombe-based court, presided over by Brig Gen Peter Bagabo, has set the ruling for January 14.

Prosecutor, Capt. Fidel Mubirigi, added that Nyamwasa, Rudasingwa, Patrick Karegyeya, and Gerard Gahima, jointly face six charges including threatening state security, undermining public order, promoting ethnic divisions and insulting the person of the President of the Republic.

The prosecution pushed for a 30 year sentence for the four and an extra five for Nyamwasa and Rudasingwa, for deserting the army.  It also wants the duo dismissed with disgrace from the army.

The court also heard that the fugitives were involved in other crimes of which are still under investigation.

A UN Security Council Group of Experts' report, last year, confirmed that Kayumba and Karegyeya were working closely with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia, a terrorist organisation based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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