Crime & Investigation

Rwanda: Bella's Suspected Murderer Arrested


page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Bella Uwase’s precious life was cut short by Hora Sylvestre who waylaid and killed the girl in the family compound after he had been sacked as a house-helper.

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Hora used a knife to slit Bella’s throat.

The girl succumbed to over bleeding as she was being rushed to a hospital.

The brutal murder outraged the nation, with police coming under intense public pressure to comb all corners of the country in the hunt for the beast.

In a brief statement on Monday, Police said Hora was found in Kabarore, Gatsibo District where he was hiding.

“The arrest followed a tip-off by members of the public,” said Police.

Hora (R) being paraded by police on Monday

A memorial service was held today to pray for Bella’s soul.

Hora will be charged with murder.

Police urged families to register particulars of their maids with local authorities.


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