Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) have opened investigations into a young female journalist’s allegation she was raped by the current Managing Editor of ‘The Chronicles’ one of the main independent newspaper, Dr Christopher Kayumba.The move comes after a former student at the University of Rwanda came out recently and testified that her lecturer then, Dr. Christopher Kayumba, assaulted her and attempted to force her into a sexual encounter from his house.
“He pulled and pushed me on the couch trying to force me to sleep with him [sexual intercourse],” a friend to the student narrated her ordeal in a Twitter thread.
Apparently, the lady managed to escape Kayumba’s assault, but she said it was “an eternity of emotional and psychological torture.”
According to the account, Kayumba reportedly claimed that someone from RBA reached out to him asking if he would recommend her for the internship.
“He further said, I had potential in the media industry and that I should immediately go to see him for advice as well as to get the recommendation letter,” she wrote on her Twitter handle, tagging Kayumba directly.
“When I arrived at his house, he seemed drunk. I saw that he was not in a good mood and decided to leave but he got physical,” she said.
Moreover, she added, “he gloated over the fact that he had power and that he was willing to fail me at school. He went on reminding me that even if I reported him, no one would believe me due to the influence he has in the media industry and how he was one of the trusted lecturers at UR.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Kayumba denies the allegations.
“That’s not true, and that lady who tweeted the allegations is paid to spread propaganda, nothing else.”