Nothing Personal - Is Five an Unlucky Number for Rwandan Mayors?

Within the past week alone, Gicumbi, Bugesera and Nyagatare mayors and deputy mayors have quit office, following their counterparts in Rusizi and Nyabihu, Ruhango, Kamonyi, Nyamagabe and Rubavu. Almost all of them have cited "personal reasons" for their decision.

Former City of Kigali acting mayor Parfait Busabizwa (left) shakes hands with newly-elected mayor Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, as the president of the Advisory Council Anastase Rutabingwa (2nd left) and his deputy Janvier Gasana look on.


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