Popular Rwandan singer found dead in a police cell: officials

KIGALI: A popular singer in Rwanda, who was jailed on charges of plotting to kill the country’s president but later pardoned, was found dead in a police cell on Monday in what authorities said was suicide.

A survivor of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Kizito Mihigo was well-known for singing the national anthem at official ceremonies, including some attended by President Paul Kagame.

“We are very disheartened. I ask the government to promote love,” a family member who asked not to be named told Reuters. – Reuters