Rwandan man who defied lockdown to go fishing killed, eaten by crocodile


A Rwandan man who left his house to go fishing in total defiance of lockdown orders issued by the government following the coronavirus crisis has reportedly been killed and eaten by a crocodile.

Speaking to the BBC, Kamonyi district mayor Alice Kayitesi said the man met his gruesome death at Nyabarongo river on Wednesday morning.

“He had broken the stay-home rule, he’s among very few people here who are not co-operating with the lockdown to stop the virus,” Ms Kayitesi told the British broadcaster.

Rwandan police also, on the same day, came under scrutiny after reports emerged that they shot and killed two people.

Rwanda National Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera told Bloomberg on phone that the duo, who had also breached the lockdown, “attempted to tussle with officers.”

The Paul Kagame-led government, which instituted a two-week lockdown effective Sunday, has recorded over 40 cases of Covid-19 infections.

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