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The nurse of the Murore hospital has been sentenced to 5 years and 8 months imprisonment for a series of three offenses


Dec 29, 2022

CANKUZO December 29th (ABP) – The High Court of Cankuzo, sitting in flagrance trial last week, sentenced the nurse of the Murore hospital in Gisagara commune, Mr. Jonathan Harabandi, to a penal servitude of 5 years and 8 months for a series of three offenses.

These are the offense of not assisting a person in danger, the offense of involuntary cause of death and that of striking another. The High Court also imposed on him to pay compensation of 500,000 BIF to Abel Habonimana, head of the victim’s family. That convict also has to pay a fine of 26,000 BIF to Mrs. Jacqueline Harerimana, who was beaten. However, the convicted man denied all those allegations.

The convict was accused of negligence during the delivery of a woman named Francine Nizigiyimana, which caused the death of the newborn baby at the night of December 16 to 17, 2022.

The witness Jacqueline Harerimana, the guard of that mother, revealed to the court that they were well received at Murore hospital by the nurse Jonathan Harabandi, who asked them to wait for the moment of delivery.

After noticing that the signs change from time to time, the guard called the nurse, but the latter did not respond favorably. Thereafter, there was expulsion of the child until the head touched the ground and the baby died. Upon his arrival, Mr. Harabandi beat the guard, hence the disorder, the witness continued to say.