Rwanda Mourns Dr Murengo


online geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Dr Charles Karibuhungu Murego died on Wednesday, according to the defence ministry statement.

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Many Rwandans took to social media platforms to express their condolences to the bereaved family.

Murego was described as “respectable” and “experienced” doctor.

“The long serving Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon Specialist, died in a car accident on his way back to Kigali from official duty at Kaduha Hospital, Nyamagabe District,” regretted Maj René Ngendahimana, Deputy Defence and Military Spokesperson.

Though an immediate Medical Evacuation by an RDF Helicopter was organized, to airlift Dr Murego from Kaduha Hospital-where he had been rushed after the accident- to King Faisal Hospital, unfortunately he could not reach alive the latter Hospital, mainly due to a serious head injury he had sustained during the accident.

The Ministry said Dr Murego was the Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Defence and has been tirelessly serving the Ministry since 1999.

Born on 14 December 1948, Dr Charles K Murego is survived by a widow and children. The burial ceremony is scheduled next week, on a date to be communicated later.

“The Ministry of Defence and the entire RDF solicit and thank all Rwandans for the support and sympathy to the family of Dr Charles K Murego during these hard moments,” said Ngendahimana.


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