On 11 June 1998, he was appointed 1st Vice-President (responsible for political and administrative affairs), by Interim President Pierre Buyoya. He held that post until a new power-sharing government was installed on 1 November 2001.
On 6 December 2013, he was arrested while driving in the streets of Bujumbura and accused of giving money to the police officers who arrested him. This landed him in jail despite that the government dropped all the original charges.
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