Burundi accuses Rwanda of trying to kill Nkurunziza's top aide
Wednesday November 30 2016
Presidential spokesperson Willy Nyamitwe is carried by supporters as people celebrate the return of the Burundian president after a failed coup attempt in the Kamenge quarter of Bujumbura on May 15, 2015. PHOTO | AFP
“Some of the perpetrators were arrested… among them is a soldier who told us that people who are behind these targeted killings are based in Kigali,” Burundi police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye told The EastAfrican.
The Rwandan army spokesman, Lt Col René Ngendahimana, challenged the Burundian authorities to provide evidence that Kigali was involved in the Monday night ambush of Willy Nyamitwe, the president’s communication advisor.