Monique Mukaruriza Elected Kigali City Mayor
Monique Mukaruriza has been elected as the new mayor of Kigali city replacing former mayor Fidele Ndayisaba, who had a good track record in spurring the Rwandan capital to development in five years.
Mukaruriza is the former minister of the East African Community in Rwanda. Mukaruriza beat her close female opponent Regine Mukeshimana with 182 votes against 7 votes in the elections held at Nyamirambo stadium this Monday.
Apparently one of the male candidates Dr. Theobald Hategekimana withdrew from the race at the last minute and asked that his votes be shared among the two women contestants.
The elections for the mayor of the City of Kigali were held through college system composed of the representatives from sectors, districts and the Kigali City Council.
The Electoral College is made up of a total of 214 voters according to information from the National Electoral Commission.
Candidates who were eligible for the above position, had to have over 35 years of age, holders of a University degree. All persons taking part in the exercise who meet the qualifications can run for the position.
Former mayor FidÃ¨le Ndayisaba was recently appointed by cabinet as the new executive secretary of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission.