Rwandan Police peace keeper dies on Haiti mission
A Rwandan Police officer who has been serving under the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) died early this week.
The Police identified the deceased as Hassan Bisangwa, who was working in the Haitian western coast town of Jeremie.
Police Spokesperson Supt Theos Badege, said today that Bisangwa death was a result of an accident. He was accidentally shot by a colleague during a night patrol.
Bisangwa is survived by a wife and two children. His family, which stays in Kigali, has been informed of the bad news.
“He was shot accidentally. Police and the United Nations in collaboration with the family are in the process of repatriating the body,” Badege said.
Bisangwa was part of a contingent of 160 Police Officers under the Formed Police Unit (FPU) who were deployed in the in Jérémie Town, South of Haiti in December last year.
The FPUsprovide humanitarian assistance, conduct patrols and guard VIPs and key installations in the Earth quake torn country of Haiti. They also help in crowd control and provide security of Internally Displaced People.