Kagame fires 2 Governors over accountability

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has suspended two provincial governors as part of an ongoing purge targeting public servants deemed to be lacking accountability.

Southern Province Governor Brigadier General Emmanuel Gasana and his Northern Province counterpart Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney have been pushed out pending investigations into their performance.

“The President has suspended from duty Mr Gasana Emmanuel, Governor of Southern Province and Mr Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney, Governor of Northern Province owing to matters of accountability under investigation,” a Monday statement by the Prime Minister said.

Gasana’s executive secretary, Jabo Paul, has also been suspended.

The Rwanda Investigative Bureau declined to provide details of the matters under probe.

Mr Gasana served as Inspector General of Police between 2009 and 2018.