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Belgian of Burundi Origin Falls to Her Death from Top Floor of Kigali Hotel

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is investigating circumstances under which a Belgian national of Burundi origin met her death at a hotel in the capital, Kigali on November 17.

Authorities say Olga Mugege, 37, died after leaping from 10th floor of Grande Ubumbwe Hotel in the Central Business District.

“Preliminary investigations show that the deceased was a regular customer and came to the hotel and always came during evening hours,” RIB’s publicist, Modeste Mbabazi was quoted by the Rwandan media as saying.

She said crime scene investigators who arrived at the scene and gathered firsthand information suspect possible suicide.

Mbabazi further said Mugege’s relatives would be engaged to help in investigations.

Friends and relatives of the deceased said they would take keen interest in the case to appreciate the events that preceded Mugege’s demise.

“It’s a big shock to us,” said a relative who spoke to ChimpReports on condition of anonymity citing personal reasons.

The deceased joined Burda East Africa in 2017 as a Project Manager.


She had earlier worked for the Bank of New York Mellon in Brussels as a corporate Actions and Cash Market Expert.

She also worked for almost four years in London as a Foreign Exchange Negotiator. She held a degree in International Trade from EPHEC (Business studies) in Brussels.

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