One killed with machete and two others injured in grenade attack in Kirundo

Amember of the National Congress for Liberty party-CNL has been killed with machete while two others were injured in grenade attack respectively in Busoni and Kirundo communes of Kirundo Province, in the north of the country.

One person was killed in Busoni communeandtwo others injured in Kirundo Commune

In the night of March 2019, Aimable Ndayizeye, a member of the youth committee of CNL party was stabbed to death by a certain Augustin Toyi, said to be affiliated to the ruling party CNDD-FDD.

Oscar Nizigiyimana, CNL Chairman in Kirundo Province says both Aimable Ndayizeye and Augustin Toyiwere in a bar in Sigu area of Nyagisozi zone in Busoni Commune. AugustinToyi has been arrested for investigation. “But we fear that he will be released without being punished accordingly,” he says.

Denis Sabintore, another CNL follower and member of party committee in Kirundo Commune and Virginie Mukeshimana, Sabintore’s niece are also victims of a grenade thrown at his household. According to Oscar Nizigiyimana, it is the second time that he is targeted in a grenade attackin the past two months.

For him, these attacks are simply related to politics. “We heard that CNL followers will be hunted wherever they are,” he says adding that the administrative and justice officials as well as the police should work together to put an end to this phenomenon. Mr. Nizigiyimana says CNL is now a recognized party that is free to run its political affairs without any interference and barriers.

Alain Tribert Mutabazi, Kirundo province Governor denies that the two victims of different attacks are followers of CNL party.“The victim from Kirundo commune was accused of witchcraft. The other victim from Busoni Commune was killed over drunkenness and the murderer was not a member of CNDD-FDD,” he says adding that the administration plans to visit those areas to sensitize people to avoidmob justice.