Rwanda Suspends Youth Minister, Places Him Under House Arrest

Rwanda Suspends Youth Minister, Places Him Under House Arrest (News Central TV)

Reports indicate that Rwandan President Paul Kagame has suspended his minister for youth and culture.

According to a statement from the prime minister’s office, Edouard Bamporiki was suspended over “matters of responsibility”.

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau announced that he has been placed under house arrest while being investigated for “severe cases of corruption.”

Bamporiki, 39, was a staunch admirer of President Kagame and the ruling party in the past.

He is well-known on social media and is regarded as a divisive figure in some circles.

The poet, film producer, and well-known radio drama actor had been a member of parliament before joining the cabinet in 2019.

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He is yet to comment on the corruption allegations against him.

Edouard Bamporiki is a Rwandan politician and artist. He currently holds a seat in the Rwandan cabinet as States Minister in charge of culture in the Ministry of Youth and Culture Bamporiki has been a filmmaker and actor. He is also a published author and poet.

In 2013, Bamporiki was elected Member of the Rwandan Parliament, Lower Chamber. In 2019, he was appointed States Minister in the Ministry of Youth and Culture by President Paul Kagame.

Prior to the cabinet appointment, he was Chairman of Rwanda’s National Itorero Commission


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