Burundi’s Minister Shot to Death On New Year’s Day 2017

Burundi’s Minister shot to death

 Burundi’s minister shot to death on his way back home from the New Year’s celebration on Sunday morning. The minister for water, environment and planning, Emmanuel Niyonkuru,54 years  old was killed around 12:45 a.m. at Bujumbura, the capital.


President Pierre Nkurunziza Tweeted  : “Condolences to the family and to all Burundians. This crime will not go unpunished. He claimed this is an Assasination .

Furthermore, a spokesman for national police, Pierre Nkurikiye,said  a woman who was with him at the time of the incidence . Hence,she had been detained for questioning.


In addition on  October 2016, Burundi is the first country to moved to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. The Hague-based tribunal responsible for investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity. As a result, Hundreds have died in the violence and about 300,000 people displaced.