Uganda Hands Over Genocide Fugitive to Rwanda

Rwanda National Police is holding a Genocide fugitive deported from Uganda on January 14, order by Uganda Immigration officials.

Jean Paul Birindabagabo was arrested on January 8, abortion 2015, in Mpigi district where he was disguising as a pastor in a place called Buwama.

The suspect was escorted by an Immigration Officer from Uganda who handed him (suspect) over to his counterpart from Rwanda and consequently handed him over to RNP for judicial process.

Rwanda National Police said Birindabagabo, who was wanted for his role in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is said to have crossed to Uganda illegally from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Alain Mukurarinda, the Prosecution spokesperson, while addressing the press at Kanombe International Airport on Wednesday, said the suspect is charged with Genocide and crimes against humanity.

Mukurarinda further said that, the suspect was being wanted by justice in Rwanda after he personally killed Tutsi in 1994, in the then Sake Commune in Kibungo Prefecture currently Ngoma District.

Chief Superintendent, Celestin Twahirwa, the Rwanda National Spokesperson, said Birindabagabo, fled the country after committing atrocities, and went to former Zaire before sneaking into Uganda where he was finally arrested.

CS Twahirwa added that, the suspect will be given due rights and produced in court within five days as the law stipulates.


Over one million people mainly Tutsi were killed by the Hutu extremists in power in 1994 until the bloodshed was brought to a halt by President Paul Kagame’s Rwanda Patriotic Front.

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