Never To Taste Alcohol Again! Drink-Driving Rwandan MP Resigns & Apologizes To Kagame

Never To Taste Alcohol Again! Drink-Driving Rwandan MP Resigns & Apologizes To Kagame

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent

A Rwandan Member of parliament, who resigned from parliament on Monday, has apologized for “drink-driving”.

On Monday, parliament approved the resignation of Gamariel Mbonimana for “personal reasons”. It was a day after President Paul Kagame criticized an MP, who he didn’t name, for drink-driving.

In a statement on Twitter, Mbonimana apologized to Rwandans and the president, adding that he has “decided not to take alcohol anymore”.

Drink-driving carries a fine of 150,000 Rwandan francs ($140; £120), and five days in police custody following an arrest.

In his remarks over the weekend, President Kagame criticised police for not arresting the MP.

Mbonimana was an MP since 2018. He’s a member of the Liberal Party, an ally of Kagame’s ruling party, Rwanda Patriotic Front.

Liberal Party vice president Théogène Munyangeyo told the state broadcaster that they “had never seen him drinking alcohol before”.

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