CASE RPA 1057/15/HC /KIG

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THE HIGH COURT AT ITS HEADQUARTERS IN KIGALI HEARS CRIMINAL
CASES ON APPEAL, AND DECIDES ON CASE RPA 1057/15/HC /KIG AS FOLLOWS:
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PARTIES:
APPELLANT: KARURANGA Arcade, son of Karuranga Godefroid and Kasine Aurelie,
born in 1972, resident of Kayumba, Musanze, Bumbogo, Gasabo, Kigali City
Versus
PROSECUTION

SUBJECT: Appeal against Judgment RP 0371/15 / TGI / GSBO (child defilement, a crime
provided for and punishable by Article 191 of Organic Law n ° 01/2012 of 02/05/2012
establishing the Penal Code.

I. FACTS AND PROCEDURE
1) The Prosecution has asked the Gasabo High Court to punish KARURANGA Ardace
for sexually abusing Kabatesi, the daughter of his wife Uwamaliya Jacqueline, whom he
brought when she was 7 years old and commenced having sex with her at the age of 13.
He was arrested on 17/05/2015 when he returned home drunk, asked the girl to
accompany him to buy mangos, but on their way back he raped her at a short distance of
their home. The high court convicted him of child defilement, sentenced him to life
imprisonment with special conditions based on the testimony of witnesses accusing
KABURANGA Arcade, a medical certificate, and report from the local administration.
2) KARURANGA Arcade appealed to the High Court under RPA 1057/15 / HC / KIG,
alleging that he had committed no crime, that he was falsely accused by the child's
mother, that the child's mother is now exonerating him, that the girl is unruly, that
witness Mugiraneza is now exonerating him saying he did not see KARURANGA Arcade
sexually abusing the girl.
3) The issue under consideration in this case is whether there was irrefutable evidence to
convict KARURANGA Arcade.
4) KARURANGA Arcade was assisted by Barrister Dismas while the Prosecution was
represented by Daniel Harinditwari.
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