André Kagwa Rwisereka
|André Kagwa Rwisereka|
|Vice-President of the Democratic Green Party|
14 August 2009 – 13 July 2010
31 December 1949|
Nyaruguru, Southern Province, Rwanda
13 July 2010 (aged 60)|
Butare, Southern Province, Rwanda
|Political party||Democratic Green Party of Rwanda|
André Kagwa Rwisereka (31 December 1949 – 13 July 2010) was vice-chairman of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, a political party founded in August 2009 in Rwanda. He was found murdered and partially beheaded near a wetland in Butare on 14 July 2010. The party chairman Frank Habineza was among opposition leaders who called for an independent international investigation into the murder, which may have had a political motivation.
Rwisereka was born on 31 December 1949 in Rusenge, Nyaruguru, Southern Province, Rwanda. In the early 1960s he went into political exile in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was a senior member of the Rwandan Patriotic Front during its struggle to liberate Rwanda. After returning to Rwanda he became a prominent businessman in Butare. He was a founding member of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda on 14 August 2009.
Other opponents or perceived opponents of the Rwandan government murdered between 2010 and 2012:
- KEZIO-MUSOKE DAVID (14 July 2010). "Opposition Leader Found Dead". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- Reyntjens, Filip (2013). Political governance in post-genocide Rwanda. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-107-67879-8.
- "Opposition Wants Probe Into Politician's Death". Radio France Internationale (Paris). 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
- "Call for international inquiry into the assassination of Rwandan Green Party Vice-Chair, Andre Rwisereka". Rwanda Information Portal. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-11.