Ex-journalist to face President Kagame in August poll
Monday February 6 2017
Phillipe Mpayimana addresses journalists in Kigali on February 4, 2017. The 46-year-old political novice seeks to contest in the presidential election. PHOTO | CYRIL NDEGEYA
“I want to contest as an independent candidate. I have no political party,” Phillipe Mpayimana told The EastAfrican in an interview, adding that he is confident he will get the 600 signatures from across the country that are a requirement for all candidates.
Though his work is largely unknown in Rwanda, Mr Mpayimana claims that he has earned the credentials to vie for office.