The ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Vice Chairman Christopher Bazivamo has been involved in an accident while on his way to Nyagatare in Rwanda’s Eastern Province to attend a campaign rally for the party’s presidential candidate Paul Kagame.
By press time it was not possible to ascertain whether Bazivamo, who was travelling in a Land Cruiser VX, was injured in the accident.
Meanwhile, this morning at about 6.30am, a bus reportedly belonging to Ritco Ltd Reg. No. RAD 581 J and carrying people to go and attend Kagame’s rally in Nyagatare was involved in accident in Ntoma village of Rwemiyaga cell, injuring 23 people.
Rwanda goes to the polls on August 8, with Kagame running against among other candidates, the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) president Frank Habineza.
Kagame has ruled Rwanda for two constitutional seven-year terms but is contesting for the ‘third term’ after the country’s population overwhelmingly opted to have him continue as President under a new arrangement that can see him rule the tiny East African country till 2034.