Popular Rwandan Gospel singer, Kizito Mihigo is no more.

Mihigo was arrested in 2014 and charged with plotting to kill the president and top government leaders.

He was pardoned and re-arrested this month, days later he was dead at the age of 38.

“He was found hanging by an officer in the morning on Monday. He used the bedsheets that he was sleeping on to hang himself. Preliminary investigations show that he hanged himself on the window of his cell, but more investigations are being conducted,” Ms Marie Michelle Umuhoza, RIB spokesperson told The EastAfrican.

The police added,

“Investigation is underway to establish reasons that pushed him to kill himself.”

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According to a statement from Rwanda National Police, the was found dead at around 5 am on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Preliminary reports suggest that Mihigo used bedsheets to strangle himself to death.

The Bureau says that investigations to establish the details are ongoing

Mihigo committed suicide two days after his family and lawyer visited in police custody, Police said.


Police said that Mihigo was being investigated for bribery and for attempting to join rebel groups.

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