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Rwandan singer and Kagame’s critic Kizito Mihigo dies in police cell

Popular Rwandan gospel musician and president Paul Kagame’s critic Kizito Mihigo has died.

According to the police the 30-year-old musician hanged himself inside a cell where he was being detained in solitary at the Rwanda Investigative Bureau(RIB) Remera, Kigali.

The police say that the man was arrested three days ago along Rwanda -Burundi border. He is said to have been heading to join a terrorist group.

Apparently, the police had been investigating the singer on the claims before he was arrested after attempts to bribe the residents who had arrested him to let him go.

“He was found hanging by an officer in the morning Monday. He used the bed sheets he was sleeping on to hang himself. Preliminary investigations show that he hanged himself from his cell window but more investigations are being conducted,” said RIB officer Marie Michelle Umuhonza as quoted by the East African.

Mihigo was released from jail last year after he and others were set free on presidential pardon.

He had been sentenced to jail for 10 years after being found guilty of treason in 2014.

However, his death has brewed controversy in social media as some of the Rwandese demanded answers from the government.

Mihigo was known for his over 400 songs among them ‘Inauma’ meaning ‘dove’.

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