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The East African : Mar 1st 2015
The EastAfrican NEWS FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 6, 2015 ACT OF SELF-DEFENCE? Kigali probes shooting of former Kagame doctor Emmanuel Gasaku≥e is said to have been killed by a policeman By A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT The EastAfrican under which President Paul Kagame’s former personal doctor was shot dead by a policeman on Wednesday evening. Emmanuel Gasakure, aged P 61, who was until recently President Kagame’s personal physician, was reported to have been shot by a policeman on duty at Remera Police Station in an act of self-defence after the medic allegedly tried to disarm him. “Last evening at 1835 hrs, an unfortunate incident happened at the Remera Police Station when a suspect in detention was fatally wounded during a scuffle with a police officer on guard duty,” police spokesperson Chief Supt Celestin Twahirwa said in a statement. “One Dr Gasakure, who has been in police custody as part of investigations into offences, including illegal entry on other person’s property, causing damage to property, illegal confinement, uttering verbal threats under the influence of alcohol or other stupefiants.” According to the police, the doctor asked to go for a short call and was allowed. But POLICE SAID: Dr Emmanuel Gasakure was in police custody as part of investigations into offences he had been accused of committing. The doctorasked to go for a short call and was allowed. But on getting out of the cell, he assaulted the officer on guard and tried to disarm him. Kimihurura residential estate in Kigali. Dr Emmanuel Gasakure was arrested on February 23 after an altercation with the owner of a facility in the area. Pic: Internet on coming out of the cell, he assaulted the officer on guard and tried to disarm him. “In the ensuing scuffle, the deceased was fatally wounded while the police officer sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital. Investigations into the incident have since been launched,” the spokesperson added. “The police regret this incident and will keep the family informed as the investigation proceeds.” A relative of the doctor, who requested not to be named, told The EastAfrican that he hoped a thorough investigation into the shooting would be conducted. Rough patch According to people who knew Dr Gasakure, a long serving personal doctor of President Kagame and his family until as In the ensuing scuffle, the deceased was fatally wounded while the police officer sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital. recently as January, he was going through a rough patch after the Rwandan leader relieved him of his duties over alcoholism and misconduct. olice in Rwanda are investigating the circumstances “He was getting involved in many drunken episodes which stained his image as well as that of President Kagame,” a source close to the presidency told The EastAfrican. President Kagame is reputed not to get along with drunks. Reports show that Dr Gasa- kure was arrested on Monday, February 23, after an altercation with the owner of a neighbouring facility in the plush residential area of Kimihurura, whom he accused of making noise. A senior cardiologist, who served in different institutions before joining the presidential staff, Dr Gasakure appeared in the news in December 2011 after he allegedly lost official documents and a work iPad in Uganda where President Kagame and his family had taken a Christmas break. However, it is reported that recently, during an official trip to the US, Dr Gasakure’s conduct again came into question, prompting President Kagame to suspend him, replacing him with a youthful medic. Emmanuel Gasakure, aged 61, was until recently, President Paul Kagame’s personal physician.” 3 APPLICATIONS FOR INSTITUTION BASED PROGRAMMES – APRIL 2015 INTAKE Kenyatta University Invites: APPLICATIONS FOR INSTITUTION BASED POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES – APRIL 2015 INTAKE which will be offered in through Institution Based Mode of Study beginning April 2015. INSTITUTION BASED PROGRAMMES OFFERED IN SATELLITE CAMPUSES which will be offered in the Academic year 2014/2015 beginning in APRIL 2015 at the Nakuru, Nyeri, Mombasa, Kitui, Kericho and Embu Campuses. The programmes are offered during the school holidays i.e. the months of April, August and December. For more details check your copy of the Daily Nation of 3rd March 2015.
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