Residents from Muhanda Sector appeal for local administration’s quick intervention and look into Gishwati cattlemen Bushmen who beat and injure residents nearby.
Claudine Nyirantezimana, who lives in Bugarura Cell, Muhanda Sector, testifies that some residents get beaten up by these cattlemen from Gishwati, leaving them wounds on their bodies for no reason.
She told Bwiza.com that a resident hardly walks alone during evening hours because he would risk meeting drunken cattlemen in Gishwati waiting for people, only for the purpose to beat and injure them.
She said, “Some were beaten two days ago and were rushed to the hospital. There are also girls around who say that they faced sexual violence from these men. These cattlemen cross the center in the village to drink beer and sex practices where, when drunk, they start fighting for ladies for sex purposes, while others who were outside their target become victims, as a result”.
Phenias Kamuzinzi, the chief of Nkongora Village confirmed that his people are really bothered by such cattlemen behaviors, and revealed that there are some who get beaten up until people in his village decided to save money to be used in paying medical services once a similar case happens.
“ People in our village are getting beaten and , when they get beaten, people in the community start raising funds to take the victim to hospital because we can’t be sure that it would be easy to catch the cattleman who committed such attack or he may be taken to police immediately in case he is arrested. Unfortunately, when the victim does not report to police and follow his case up, the suspect is released not later than three days as the law indicates”
He added that these cattlemen immediately go to hide in the pasturelands for an escape, and it seems hard to discover where they are unless the one involved in the incident is arrested.
Godefroid Ndayambaje, the Mayor of Ngororero District, in which the incidents are committed, said the district is aware of the case and admits that the fact that the cell has been with no well-structured and permanent executive administration could be at the center of the disorder in the cell community.
In june last year, the Executive secretaries of both Muhanda sector and Bugarura cell were demoted due to beating citizens. Innocent Mbanjimbere used to carrying a stick in his car, to beat people wherever he meets them, the same as Chantal Nyiramahano, leader of Bugarura cell. Both were demoted by Francis Kaboneka, minister of local administration, who went there by citizens’ lamentations. Since then, these two positions were vacant for long.
He also put illegal beer to be behind such cases as they may be playing a catalytic role in leading these cattlemen in engaging into these fights and cause security disorder in the community.
Ndayambaje said, “such kind of beer which are not at good standards could lead these cattlemen in engaging into beating people, some of them were arrested other have been handed prison sentences. And, to stop this on a permanent basis, we called the pasturelands owners to design service cards for their employees and group them into zones to easily identify whoever is involved in such incidents and end animal theft case being raised between them but we hope the case is going to be resolved as soon as possible with the help from security departments”.
The 2016 Statistical Year Book states that crimes related to beating and injuring have been committed in the Western Province at 26 per cent in 2015.
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