France arrests, charges Rwanda ex-official over 1994 genocide

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has on occasion accused Paris of not doing enough to bring to justice those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity, and being unwilling to extradite suspects. – EPA pic, September 23, 2023.

FRANCE this week arrested and charged a former top Rwandan regional official over the country’s 1994 genocide, a source close to the case said today.  

Pierre Kayondo, who was prefect of the Kibuye region and also a former MP, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity, the source, who asked not to be named, told AFP, adding he had then been remanded in custody.  

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