This Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Rwanda National Police has confirmed that is conducting investigations on Diane Rwigara and her family aimed at gathering evidence in tax evasion and forgery.
Yesterday information spread out saying that Diane Rwigara and her family were arrested but Police protests its authenticity and says investigations goes through Diana Rwigara and her family for the allegations of tax evasion and forgery.
In Inclusive interview with the Express News Rwanda Police spokesperson ACP Theos Badege says
“She is not in detention, yesterday police has conducted a search at her family residence as part of preliminary investigations aimed at gathering evidence in tax evasion and forgery.” ACP Theos Badege said
On the evening of July 7, 2017, the National Electoral Commission approved 3 candidates – Frank Habineza for the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR), the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi’s incumbent Paul Kagame. An independent candidate former journalist Philippe Mpayimana also qualified after fulfilling all requirements, including 600 signatures of citizen who hail from 30 districts of the country.
This was a requirement for three other independent candidates – Gilbert Mwenedata, Barafinda Fred Sekikubo and Diane Shima Rwigara. A detailed report read to journalists at the event by NEC chief Prof Kalisa Mbanda shows the three candidates who were rejected lacked several documents. For example Barafinda had no single document that confirms he is Rwandan by nationality. But when it came to Diane Rwigara, her dossier carried more shocking pieces.
When NEC officials analyzed her 600 nomination signatures using the national ID systems, three people, who are recorded as deceased, appeared. In addition, they all came from Gasabo district.
“One of the ghost signatures belongs to a person who died at Kibagabaga hospital on April 16, 2016 and buried in Busanza cemetery,” said NEC officials while announcing the list of approved candidates on July 7, 2017.
The Express Rwanda