Police Statement on Grenade blast

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) calls upon the general public to remain calm and vigilant following the grenade explosion on Tuesday evening, January 3, in Gasabo district, City of Kigali, which injured 18 people. The explosion happened at about 6:40PM in Marembo Village, Nyabisindu Cell, Remera Sector, in a populated area where people were selling fruits and vegetables.

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) calls upon the general public to remain calm and vigilant following the grenade explosion on Tuesday evening in Gasabo district, City of Kigali, which injured 18 people.

The explosion happened at about 6:40PM in Marembo Village, Nyabisindu Cell, Remera Sector, in a populated area where people were selling fruits and vegetables.

Two people died, 15 have so far been treated and discharged, while one remains under medical treatment at Kanombe hospital.

As investigations continue, Rwanda National Police assures the public that whoever is behind the blast will be brought to book to answer the criminal charges, like has been the case in the past.

We urge the public to continue to cooperate and share timely information, through community policing channels, by reporting anything suspicious to the nearest police station or other security organs and concerned authorities.

Rwanda National Police extends our sympathy to those affected by this criminal incident. We remain committed to working for a crime free Rwanda

Supt Theos BADEGE
Police Spokesperson

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