Uganda arrests Rwanda genocide suspect
06 July 2012, 16:07
Kampala - Uganda has arrested a Belgian citizen of
Rwandan origin wanted by a court in his adopted homeland for involvement
in the 1994 genocide, police said on Friday.
51, was detained in Kampala on Thursday after police tracked his
movements for several months, police spokesperson Asuman Mugenyi told
"We had been trailing him since March because we had
information that he was here, and that he had changed his name and was
shifting his addresses here," Mugenyi said.
Kwitonda, who worked
as a deputy secretary general of the central bank in Rwanda prior to the
genocide, is wanted by a court in Belgium on charges relating to his
alleged participation in the killings, Mugenyi said.
"We are still working on what to do with him. It is Belgium that has issued the warrant for him and not Rwanda," Mugenyi said.
Kwitonda had registered a solar energy company in Uganda and regularly visited the country, Mugenyi said.