A Rwanda University teacher and well-known opposition figure was arrested on Thursday on rape accusations, police said.
Former Kigali journalism school lecturer Christopher Kayumba faces allegations from several people, including a former student, according to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB).
“Today, RIB arrested Dr Christopher Kayumba after a period of investigating him for allegations of coercion and sexual misconduct reported by various people,” a statement said.
The case was being referred to the prosecution, it added.
Kayumba, 48, runs an online newspaper called “The Chronicles” and set up a political party in opposition to President Paul Kagame in March.
Shortly afterwards, allegations of rape surfaced against him on social networks and he denied them.