Rwanda: Drink-Driving MP Resigns And Apologises
A Rwandan MP, who also resigned from parliament on Monday, has apologised for “drink-driving”. On Monday, the parliament approved the resignation of Gamariel Mbonimana for “personal reasons”. It was a day after President Paul Kagame criticised an MP, who he didn’t name, for drink-driving. In a statement on tweeter,
Mbonimana apologised to the Rwandans and the president, adding that he has decided not to take alcohol anymore. Mr Mbonimana confirmed to the media that the tweet is authentic. Drink-driving carries a fine of 150,000 Rwandan francs ($140; £120), and five days in police custody following an arrest. In his remarks over
the weekend, Mr Kagame criticised the Police for not arresting the MP because of his immunity. Mbonimana was an MP since 2018. He’s a member of the Liberal Party, an ally of Mr Kagame’s ruling party, RPF. Liberal Party vice president Théogène Munyangeyo told the state broadcaster that they had never seen him drinking alcohol before.