Kigali prison releases a convicted murderer of a journalistThe Kigali maximum prison has set free a murder convict, Nduguyangu Didace who pleaded guilty of killing Jean Leonard Rugambage.
Kigali supreme court had convicted the self confessed murderer to ten years but has mysteriously been released before he could even serve one year.
After a drama-filled court proceedings in a case where prosecution accused two men suspected of Killing Umuvugizi editor, Kagame’s courts on September 16, 2011 declared
Antoine Karemera one of the suspects innocent and convicted Didace Nduguyangu to a ten year prison sentence. A light sentence for a murder case which was supposed to be punished by life sentence.
The light sentence came after the Kigali government had warned the supreme court against sentencing the people suspected of killing Rugambage, which is why it revised the life sentence previous given to the two, thereby declaring one innocent and the other to ten years sentence.
Sources in Kigali confirmed that on December 4, Sunday night towards midnight Nduguyangu was called out of his prison cell by un identified people who told him to go home for he had been released!
While the light sentence given to president Kagame’s member of killing squad was seen as proof that the government had indeed ordered for Rugambage’s murder, the release of a self-confessed murderer has confirmed beyond no doubts that what was in court was nothing but drama.
It has also confirmed that Kigali government will do just anything to silence its critics and not ashamed of protecting those it uses in its continued bloody missions.
The journalist was killed at his home on June 24, 2010, a month before Kagame’s re-election. It is believed that he had been killed for exposing president Kagame’s intelligence role in the shooting of Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa.