A Kigali court has cleared a rape charge against the Miss Rwanda pageant organiser but has noted that he will be prosecuted for other alleged sex crimes.
On Monday, the court also denied the accused, Dieudonné Ishimwe, bail following his arrest late last month. Read here…
Mr Ishimwe faced charges on rape, soliciting or offering sexual favours and harassment against the pageant contesters.
He pleaded not guilty to all the charges last week.
According to the presiding judge, the accrued evidence was insufficient to charge Mr Ishimwe with rape.
However, the judge said that the suspect would face charges of soliciting sexual favours and sexual harassment.
In recent days, the accusations against Mr Ishimwe are among the most discussed topics among Rwandans on social platforms.
The Rwandan government last week suspended the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant following the arrest of its organiser. Read here…