Crime & Investigation

Rwandan Journalist Murder Suspect Seeks Asylum In Kenya


website geneva; font-size: small;”>The suspect was released from detention at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence months after the highly publicized murder of the Inyenyeri news online editor.

Impeccable sources tell Chimpreports that Majeshi later shifted from Kampala to Kenya where he applied for asylum.

“Magyeshi registered with Kenya Ministry for Immigration and Registration of persons (Department of Refugees Affairs) which handed him an Asylum Seeker Pass that he presented to UNHCR offices in Nairobi applying for the UNHCR protection mandate in Kenya,” a source told this investigative website.

But Majeshi is yet to succeed considering that UNHCR is still studying his case.

Magyeshi has been contacting almost every organisation and NGOs for Human rights operating in Kenya for assistance.

It remains unclear how Magyeshi survived prosecution yet investigations into the murder of Ingabire led to his doorstep.

The two Rwandans were shareholders in the Inyenyeri News Online before falling apart, a business rivalry that culminated into Ingabire’s murder.


A Rwandese military veteran, Magyeshi was last year detained at the headquarters of Chieftaincy of military intelligence in Kampala for coordinating espionage activities.

Born in the Tanzanian Province of Kagera, Magyeshi joined the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) now RDF, in 1992 and served in the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU).

Ingabire joined hands with Magyeshi to form Inyenyeri newspaper shortly after the deceased fled into exile in 2007.

During a press conference in Uganda last December, President Paul Kagame said Ingabire had escaped from Rwanda where he was facing charges of embezzlement.


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