Former Rwanda police chief Dennis Karera missing

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Dennis Karera

Former Rwanda National Police Deputy Inspector General, Dennis Karera, is missing, according to reports.

On Thursday, a Ugandan website Chimpreports quoted family members saying Karera has been missing for nine days now.

According to the website, the business tycoon was arrested by security services.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) the institution with powers to arrest and detain suspects including other responsibilities, told Taarifa, a Rwandan website that it was not holding Karera.

“We do not have any info about it. He is not in our custody,” RIB Spokesperson Modeste Mbabazi told Taarifa.

Karera is also the managing director of Kigali Heights, one of the magnificent buildings that pierce through Kigali skyline.

Rwanda National Police told Taarifa that they did not know and that it was not the Police duty to conduct arrests.

Born in Rutooma, Kashari District, Western Uganda, Karera also co-owns the 30,000 square-metre Kigali Heights located at the Kimihurura roundabout in Kigali – which has since attracted a multitude of top brands in the economy such as Java House, CBA, Bank of Kigali, Mr Price, Eco Bank and Vine Pharmacy among others.

Karera served in the National Resistance Army (NRA) led by Yoweri Museveni and joined RPA under Paul Kagame in 1994 to liberate Rwanda from the dictatorship of Juvenal Habyarimana.

He later served as Deputy Inspector General of Police in Charge of Administration and Personnel. He is a brother of Rwanda’s Justice Minister Johnston Busingye.

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