Rwanda: Rwanda journalist arrested for tax evasion

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan journalist has been arrested for evasion of tax after the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) filed a case against him.

Shyaka Kanuma, Managing Editor of Rwanda Focus, a private weekly newspaper published in Kigali, is in custody at a police station in Remera, a suburb of Kigali.

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) said that Kanuma, who is known for participating in political debates on several radio shows in Kigali, was arrested for unpaid taxes totaling 65 million Rwandan francs (around US$80,246).

The arrest of Shyaka comes at the time when many private newspapers in Rwanda are struggling financially because of lack of advertisement from the public sector, which is not transparent despite a clear policy stating otherwise.
-0- PANA TWA/MA 3Jan2017

03 january 2017 13:22:58

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