East African who breached lockdown eaten by crocodile; 2 others shot by police

/ 05:41 PM March 26, 2020

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A man got eaten by a crocodile after breaching lockdown protocols to allegedly go fishing, while two other violators were killed by police in the East African country of Rwanda.

Alice Kayitesi, mayor of the Kamonyi district, said the fishing incident occurred in the Nyabarongo river yesterday, March 25, as per BBC on the same day.


“He had broken the stay-home rule, he’s among very few people here who are not cooperating with the lockdown to stop the [corona]virus,” the mayor was quoted as saying.

Rwanda, which currently has 41 confirmed COVID-19 cases, has been on a two-week lockdown since March 21 as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Under the lockdown, non-essential businesses are closed, travel between cities and districts are suspended and non-essential movement outside the home is suspended, the country’s Ministry of Health announced on Twitter yesterday.

Rwandan police meanwhile shot and killed two men in their twenties who also disobeyed lockdown orders, according to a Bloomberg report earlier today, March 26.


The two allegedly “attempted to tussle with officers,” Rwanda National Police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said. Ian Biong/JB


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