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Investigation Bureau Mounts Operation on Corruption

by Daniel Sabiiti
1:58 pm

Charles Munyabugingo

Today RIB announced it had arrested and detained one, Charles Munyabugingo, the Rwanda Energy Group Kabeza branch manager in Kigali for allegedly attempting to take a bribe from a client in order to offer an  electricity connection services at the branch.

The arrest comes at a time when REG is set to appear before the Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this week, with high chances of the government enterprise standing a grill on poor services against the country’s targets of 100% electricity access by 2024.

RIB spokesman Dr. Thierry B. Murangira said the REG official is being investigated for corruption charges levied upon him.

This arrest follows one on the judicial sector where RIB arrested Robert Dushimuwera, a Kiyumba sector court clerk in Muhanga district this September 7, 2021.

The clerk is alleged to have asked for a bribe from one of the residents accused and sued in the area court house.

Dushimuwera was detained at RIB Nyamabuye station as an investigation was launched into these allegations pending a prosecution case to be filed therein.

Dushimuwera’s arrest came barely a day after President Paul Kagame who while swearing in new officials on September 6, warned officials to avoid corruption as the country will not tolerate any case.

RIB said that the suspects have been arrested through RIB’s operations to fight against corruption and there won’t be any space for corruption.

An illustration of a case of corruption

“Corruption has no place place in Rwanda. Zero tolerance of corruption should be the aim of everyone’s and every institution either private or public. Zero tolerance to corruption has to be done and seen done,” Dr. Murangira said.RIB said its operation mounted on corruption continues and urge all institutions to put in place mechanisms to implement this policy through improving good services.

“The public is also encouraged to report any tendency leading to corruption,” Murangira said in a statement to KT Press.

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