Diane Shima Rwigara, the 35-year-old woman who tried to challenge Kagame during last month’s ‘elections’ was arrested this week together with her mother and sisters though where they are held is not known.
When Diane Shima Rwigara announced her intention to stand for president, Kagame’s murderous secret police splashed her naked photos on the internet and bill boards and special pamphlets in Kigali.
Her brother Aristide Rwigara says she was driven away by police on Tuesday.
Rwandan police said earlier on Wednesday they were investigating Diane Rwigara for tax evasion and forgery.
“Police took her and everybody else who was there, my mother, my other sister, and my two brothers,” her brother said, citing a person who said they witnessed the incident.
“They put everybody in handcuffs and took things in the house indiscriminately. Phones, computers, jewellery, everything,” he said
Rwigara is the daughter of Assinapol Rwigara, a tycoon who fell out with Kagame before Kagame killed him in an arranged car crash in 2015.