The new witness in the case of the attack against the plane of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana – April 6, 1994 on the eve of the genocide – has been missing since Thursday, November 13. It was to be heard soon by the judges Nathalie Poux and Marc Trévidic. According to testimonies collected by RFI, Emile Gafirita was abducted in Nairobi, Kenya, outside his home shortly before midnight. He was stopped by two men who handcuffed him and forced him into their vehicle. No news since. Kenyan police ensures not have arrested him and investigate this matter.
Emmanuel Mughisa had moved there two months ago, in the district of Dagoretti, Nairobi. Rwandan ” without history, rather friendly and open , “according to nearby residents. Under this loan Emile Gafirita was therefore known to people like Peter name – a Kenyan who lives and works in Dagoretti – who witnessed his abduction.
” I was still working when I heard people screaming … I went out of my shop and saw Emmanuel being pulled by two men. He was handcuffed and one of the guys hit him and forced him to get into the car. And they immediately started. These people spoke a language I did not understand , “said he told RFI.
Kenyan police seems equally perplexed. According to the spokesman, Emile Gafirita alias Emmanuel Mughisa was not stopped by his office, nor any Rwandan this day. However, his removal was reported to them.
According to his French lawyer, Maître François Cantier, Emile Gafirita had just received his call when it was removed on Thursday, but its name and a witness were known for several weeks of all parties, including the Rwandan regime figures charged in this case.