Leader of opposition CNL in Kabezi shot dead

The head of the opposition party National Congress for Liberty (CNL) was shot dead in Migera locality of Kabezi commune in Bujumbura Province, on March 16. The victim’s family demands that justice be done.

The body of Methuselah Nahishakiye, leader of CNL party in Migera, lying on the ground.

“Methuselah Nahishakiye was killed in the night of Monday, March 16, when he was on his way back home,” said one of the relatives of the deceased, this Tuesday, March 17th.
According to him, the crime took place around 7 p.m. and the victim was riddled with several bullets, on the head, at the level of the rib, on the chest and at the level of the feet.
This family member says that late Nahishakiye, 25, was the leader of CNL party in Migera locality.

He also reveals that the deceased had confided to them that the youth of the ruling party had been threatening to kill him lately.

According to the same witness, Mr. Nahishakiye was murdered for political reasons and his death had been planned. He says a meeting whose aim was to eliminate him was organized last Sunday by the local leaders and the members of youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD (Imbonerakure) in that locality.

The family of Méthuselah Nahishakiye demands that justice be done.
Emmanuel Nyandwi, the chief of Migera locality, refutes the allegations made by the family of the deceased.

For him, Methuselah’s death is the result of land disputes between his family and the sons of his uncle. He says that about six people have been arrested for investigation.
As for Jean-Marie Ndayishimiye, the Migera zone chief, the members of different political parties coexist peacefully in general.