Two suspects arrested in connection with murder of 5 year old Elisie Akeza


NEWS– The Police in Rwanda have arrested two people in connection with the death of a child identified as Elisie Akeza Rutiyomba who apparently drowned in a water tank in Busanza cell, Kanombe sector of Kicukiro district.

The suspects include a domestic worker and a step mother to Akeza.

The child was reported dead over the past weekend and it is suspected that she fell into a water tank on 14th January 2022.

The Spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau has told the press that investigations are underway to identify people who might be connected with the death.

“Preliminary investigation has come up with major reasons raising suspicion that two people might be accomplices to the child’s death. They include a domestic worker at the child’s home and step mother,” he said.

The suspects are detained at Kanombe RIB Post while the child’s body was taken to Rwanda Forensic Laboratory.

Akeza was studying in Primary 1 according to his aunt whom she was staying with liked music and watching which she got involved in more during COVID-19 lockdown.