The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested Dr. Christopher Kayumba, a former lecturer at the University of Rwanda’s School of Journalism and Communication, on charges of sexual assault.
Dr. Kayumba has been arrested, according to RIB’s twitter handle, following investigations into allegations made by various people.
The suspect is being held in Kicukiro RIB Post until the transfer of his case to the Prosecution.
On the 17th of March 2021, news of the alleged sexual assault went viral on social media after a Twitter user named Kamaraba Salva narrated a story of attempted sexual assault on behalf of a buddy whose names were not stated.
The sexual assault, according to Kamaraba, happened a few years ago in 2017.
Dr. Kayumba’s former student, CNBC journalist Fiona Muthoni Ntarindwa, posted a message on Twitter claiming that his university lecturer sexually assaulted her.
Fiona is a liar who tries to damage his reputation, according to the accused Dr. Kayumba in a reply message.
On March 23, 2021, RIB announced that it has summoned Dr. Kayumba for questioning in connection with a sexual assault case filed in early March.
Dr. Kayumba was summoned to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau offices in Kimihurura, Gasabo district on September 8, 2021 at 11 a.m., one day before his arrest was announced.
Dr. Thierry B. Murangira, RIB’s spokesperson, informed IGIHE that the culprit was apprehended after enough evidence was gathered to pin him down.
“When factual proof exists, a person accused of such heinous offenses is detained pending further investigation,” he explained.