Dr Rose Mukankomeje arrested over corruption
Dr Rose Mukankomeje, the director general of Rwanda Environment Management Agency (REMA) has been arrested and detained by police over alleged obstruction of justice.
Police Spokesman ACP Celestin Twahirwa, confirmed the developments saying that her charges are related to the case and crime investigations that have been placed on former Rutsiro district officials.
â€œIt is true she (Mukankomeje) has been arrested and she is being investigated for a corruption case which involves the former Mayor and executive of Rutsiro district. The investigation has begun and more details will be communicatedâ€ Twahirwa said.
At the 13th National Leadership Retreat, held in Gabiro recently President Paul Kagame has said that there will not be any tolerance for corruption practices in Rwanda even when it is hard to completely eliminate the vice in the country.
At the beginning of March, 2016 Gaspard Byukusenge the former mayor of Rutsiro district was arrested and detained at Kacyiru police headquarters in Kigali where he had been summoned for investigation at the Criminal Inteligence Department (CID) offices.
The arrest however comes at a time when Rutsiro district has been torn in a row over the delayed construction and completion of a district hotel and tourism center between district officials and private contractor company.