A Rwandan woman who showed interest in the August’s presidential election was on Monday taken to the police for questioning after she refused summons, said the police.

“They have been brought to CID (Police Criminal Investigations Department) for questioning, after refusing to respond to three summons as stated by the law,” said Rwandan police in their official twitter.

The police added that they have applied the warrant against Rwigara, her mother and her sister as stipulated in the criminal procedural law.

Diane Shimwa Rwigara, a 35-year-old businesswoman, was taken by the police from her home in the capital city of Kigali, according to witnesses.

Rwandan police last Friday said they searched Rwigara’s home for alleged forgery and tax evasion, while denying reports that they arrested Rwigara and her family members.

Rwigara, the only female candidate that has shown interest in the presidential elections, failed to fulfill all the requirements for being nominated as candidate by Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission (NEC). She fell short of the required number of signatures in all districts in the country, according to NEC.

Rwandan media, The New Times in July reported the opposition Social Party Imberakuri (PS-Imberakuri) said Rwigara illegally accessed confidential party documents including the list of its members and used it to accumulate the required number of signatures for her nomination papers. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/