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RWANDA : Nyamasheke: Four Head-Teachers Under Investigations Over Missing Rwf50 Million

Posted by technician on 13th janvier 2017

An audit commissioned by Nyamasheke District has resulted into the arrest of four head-teachers, who are alleged to have embezzled about Rwf50 million from their respective schools.

The arrested head-teachers are Aloys Nzeyimana of Groupe Scolaire Nyanza, Nathanael Ruhumuriza of GS Banda; Jeremy Rangiro of Ecole Secondaire Rangiro; and Canisius Mukuzimana of EP Ruhengeri.

The Western Region Police Spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Theobald Kanamugire, said that the arrest of the head-teachers on Monday followed an audit conducted by the district of Nyamasheke that unearthed the millions of money that was either embezzled or not accounted for in the four schools. “The audit commissioned by the district was aimed at reviewing how effective school funds are used,” CIP Kanamugire said.

 According to the audit report, Rwf11 million went missing in GS Nyanza, Rwf13.9 million in GS Banda; Rwf21 million in ES Rangiro; and Rwf3.1 million was not accounted for in EP Ruhengeri.“The audit report directly pointed at the four head teachers although investigations are still underway,” said the spokesperson.

“This is, however, unfortunate; this is the money that was meant for the development and welfare of the schools and the education sector in general, but whoever is connected to the missing funds will be held accountable,” he noted.Embezzlement, under article 325 of the Penal Code, is punishable with a term of imprisonment of seven to ten years and a fine of two to five times the value of the embezzled or destroyed property.

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Rwanda :Nyarugenge Prison Caught Fire, Three Inmates Injured

Posted by technician on 26th décembre 2016

Nyarugenge prison commonly known as 1930 caught fire yesterday around 3PM and three inmates reported to have injured in commotion trying to rescue their lives, Minister of justice also in charge of Rwanda Correctional Services said.

The nearby sources told Bwiza.com they had heard shooting noise, others suspect some escaping prisoners shot but officials denied.

According to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, some inmates attempted to flee using the back entrance while attempting to escape in the commotion; promoting Police to fire warning shots in the air.

“People tried to climb the rear gate of the prison as they were trying to escape,” Busingye said.

The Commanding Officer of the Fire and Rescue Brigade, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jean-Batiste Seminega, said the fire engines stationed at the nearby Union Trade Centre (UTC) had reached the site within five minutes of receiving of the call.

The affected cell was host to 68 inmates, according to Hillary Sengabo, Senior Inspector of Prisons (SIP) at Rwanda Correctional Services.

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some inmates attempted to flee using the back entrance

SIP Sengabo said three inmates were injured during the evacuation process. He said two of the injured were attended to from within the prison compound. The other sustained a head injury and was taken to Muhima Hospital for further medical treatment.

The incident occurs days after Minister of Justice said the inmates’ relocation to the new compound in Mageragere is due to February next year.

Nyarugenge prison which situated in Nyarugenge District in Muhima Sector, was constructed in 1930 and formerly was both for Men and Female inmates.

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Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye and Inspector General of Police Emmanuel K Gasana

It provides easy and safe management of inmate’s files using Prisonwatch software which is newly upgraded to IECMS and all inmates are recorded. It accommodates more than 3000 prisoners

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