Rwandan opposition presidential aspirant, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her aide were this afternoon mugged and robbed at their offices in Kinyinya sector, a Kigali suburb.
| Harassed: Victoire Ingabire |
Joseph Ntawangundi, Ingabire’s aide was reportedly beaten and stripped naked by unknown assailants with Kinyinya Executive secretary, Shema Jonas who had called them on phone to collect their identification documents, looking on.
Ingabire herself escaped narrowly but her bag was grabbed from her. She fled into her car as a mob of
young men in civilian clothes closed in on her.
As we write this report, one of the aides is still being held by police according to Ingabire’s personal secretary who called 256news.com soon after the scuffle. He sounded distraught.
Efforts to talk to police were fruitless by the time of filing this report as the police spokesman was not answering his cell phone.
Last week, Ingabire told 256news.com in an exclusive interview that the Rwanda government has plans to arrest her.
Ingabire wants to contest for President of Rwanda in this year’s elections.