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Rwanda Military Hospital, King Faisal, Fined Rwf100M For Mistakenly Cutting Off Patient’s Breast




The Gasabo intermediate court has fined King Faisal Hospital and Kanombe Military hospital for cutting off the breast of a patient after mistakenly diagnosing her with a level 2 cancer.

The two national referral hospitals must pay the patient Rwf100 million (over US$100,000) with immediate effect for what the court described as “medical negligence”.

The verdict was delivered on Friday April 9, 2021 after an almost two-year legal battle.

The Military Hospital executed the operation following a medical report from King Faisal Hospital.

In the court, the Military Hospital denied liability claiming the report from King Faisal Hospital was categorical that the patient had a level 2 breast cancer and that what doctors at the Military Hospital had to do was to cut it off.

King Faisal Hospital defended itself saying it had all the necessary equipment to conduct an operation and there is no reason why it would have referred the patient to another hospital.

Apparently, the two hospitals share doctors, some medical services and joint operations. The court ruled that both hospitals were medically negligent and they had to be fined.  

The patient, a resident of Kayonza District, had sued for Rwf305 million (US$300,000). The Military hospital will pay Rwf62 million and King Faisal Hospital will pay Rwf42 million. The remaining will cater for legal fees and court fees.

It is reported that the doctor who diagnosed the patient with cancer, Dr. Lynette Kyokunda, moved to Zambia where she continued with her medical career.

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Ugandan Intelligence Abducts Two Rwandan Students



Taarifa has learnt that two Rwandan nationals, Aimable Ndayishimye and Mary Kabahizi, students of Bugema University, were abducted by Uganda’s Military Intelligence operatives (CMI) in Mbarara while on their way to Rwanda.

We are reliably informed by sources that they are currently held at Makenke military barracks in Mbarara.

The students have valid travel documents.

Ironically, Taarifa’s sources say while the intelligence outfit held the two innocent students, it was busy making interventions to release six RUD URUNANA recruiting agents who had been arrested by Police in Kakumiro, a town in Western Uganda.

The agents were reportedly released yesterday on orders of CMI.

Rud Urunana is a militia blamed for the October 2019 Kinigi attack which claimed the lives of 14 civilians. The outfit operates from Eastern DR Congo, supported and financed by Museveni’s government, according to UN reports.

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Kenya’s Express Automation Limited Blacklisted Over Fraud



A Kenyan IT firm, Express Automation Limited has been found exposed for its involvement in dubious activities which can be described as acts of fraud.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) said that Express Automation Limited has been undertaking multi-million dollar projects for leading multinationals and local commercial banks.

However, Express Automation said in an earlier interview its main clients are not only multinationals but also small and medium enterprises across the EAC region.

However, AfDB said an investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that Express Automation Limited engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender for the technical security upgrade to the Bank’s Eastern Africa Regional Centre.

The technical security upgrade was aimed at upgrading the existing security system in the Bank’s Eastern Africa Regional Centre in Nairobi.

“The African Development Bank Group, on October 7, 2021, announces the 36-month debarment of Express Automation Limited with effect from 18 August 2021. Express Automation Limited is a limited liability company registered under the laws of the Republic of Kenya,” said AfDB in a statement.


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Fibre Optic Cable Thief Arrested In Rusizi District



Rwanda National Police is holding Emmanuel Habimana, 23 arrested in connection with vandalising fibre optic internet cables in Rusizi district.

Habimana was arrested on Monday in Karambo Village, Cyangugu Cell, Kamembe Sector with two fiber optic cables, which he unearthed.

“Some areas residents saw Habimana in the bush digging and they became suspicious. When they approached him, the found that he was exhuming under-ground internet cables. They called the Police and the suspect was put into custody. He had already vandalized and stolen 8 metres of the fiber optic cables, which he was caught with,” said, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Bonaventure Twizere Karekezi Western region Police spokesperson.

Habimana did not divelge further information on where he was to take the cables of other people involved.

CIP Karekezi commended residents, who shared information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

He further said that investigations are still underway to identify and bring to justice those that Habimana was working with.

The spokesperson appealed to the public to protect such infrastructures and to report any sort of vandalism.

The suspect was handed over to RIB at Kamembe for further legal process.

Article 182 of the law relating to offences and penalties in general states, “any person, who maliciously demolishes or damages in any way, in whole or in part of construction, building, bridge, dams, water pipes and their routes, railway rails or any other means of communication or electric power infrastructure, wells or any other constructions, which do not belong to him, commits an offence.”

Upon conviction, he is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than three (3) years and not more than five (5) years with a fine of not less than Frw3 million and not more than Frw5 million.

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