Rwanda’s Chief Justice Sam Rugege on Monday launched an anti-corruption week dedicated to fighting corruption in the judiciary.
Rugege, while addressing newsmen in Kigali, called on Rwandans to stand up against graft, saying money spent in graft could be allocated to infrastructure development such as construction of roads, schools, and hospitals.
Report says the campaign will focus on trial of corruption-related cases and sensitisation in courts across the country.
The chief justice said 117 corruption-related cases would be tried during the week.
Rwanda’s Prosecutor General, Jean Bosco Mutangana, told reporters at the news briefing that among cases to be tried was bribery and mismanagement of government contracts.
Rugege urged the public to report corruption cases they encountered among judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other public officials.
He added that 35 judiciary officials, including judges and court registrars, were fired over
corruption from 2005 to 2017.
“The number of culprits is, however, decreasing,” Rugege said.