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Police: Gen Kayumba Coordinated Musanze Grenade Attacks

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information pills http://centristnetblog.com/wp-includes/post-formats.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Inspector General of Police, buy http://defur.com/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php Emmanuel K. Gasana told journalists on Thursday that Nyamwasa and his accomplices must face “consequences” for their alleged actions aimed at destabilising Rwanda.


“These are terror acts coordinated by FDRL and the likes of Kayumba Nyamwasa and the group. Anyone involved in these criminal acts will also face the consequences,” said Gasana.


The Police chief also explained that all those responsible for the recent grenade attacks in Musanze District were arrested.


He said Rwanda National Police (RNP) has strengthened cooperation with other regional and international police forces to combat cross-border crimes and apprehend suspects who flee after committing crimes.


The statement comes against the backdrop of an alleged attack on Kayumba’s residence in South Africa recently.


The incident led to counter-expulsion of diplomats by both countries, touching off a huge diplomatic crisis.


Chimpreports recently reported that prosecution in the treason trial of Rwandan soldier, Joel Mutabazi, would tender evidence pinning Kayumba in the grenade attacks.


Kayumba has previously denied charges of attempting to destabilize Rwanda.

Gasana explained that the security status in the country has improved tremendously with crimes reducing by 23.9 percent in the past three months.

In an interactive session with journalists on the status of security in the country on Wednesday, Gasana said, road traffic-related offences decreased by about 13 percent since December last year.

Despite this downward trend, the Police Chief outlined assault, theft, gender violence and drug abuse as some of the major crime cases that were reported.

“The decrease was due to strengthened awareness and partnership with various stake such as public and local government officials and further building the capacity of the force including acquiring more logistical support,” IGP Gasana stated.

“There is safety and security in Rwanda and Rwandans should concentrate on their development activities, don’t value rumours and partner in the crime prevention strategy,” he added.

The force also signed partnership agreements with all the 30 districts in the country, trained over 100, 000 community policing committees and established Anti-crime clubs in schools to improve security and safety in the country.

Fighting graft in RNP

The Police chief also said the force maintains zero tolerance stance on corruption adding that those caught in this act are dismissed from the force.

He said that the force established an anti-corruption unit, force discipline and works with other institutions like Transparency International and Ombudsman’s office to fight graft in the force and in the country in general.


He appealed to the media fraternity to always be fair and balance in their reporting and to strengthen cooperation with RNP to sensitize and educate the public in crime prevention.

He also asked the public to refrain from rumors and report anything that might cause insecurity especially in the Genocide commemoration period.

He also appealed to families residing in areas marked as high risk zones to relocate to the earmarked zones in districts to avoid disasters.

During the meeting, it was agreed that the event be held monthly, journalists be trained in crime reporting and to have a periodic talk-show synchronised on private and public radio stations.

Prof. Anastase Shyaka, the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) said this partnership between police and the media fraternity is an “indication of good governance and transparency.”

He pledged support in organising these monthly interactions and to cater for the expenses required to have a talk-show aired live on all radio stations.

The meeting was also attended by senior police officers, chairman of Media High Council and heads and representatives of media houses, association of journalists and Rwanda Media Commission.

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