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Kigali, Rwanda-Notorious Businessman and former deputy IGP Denis Karera remains in hot waters following his arrest on July 25, 2018 due to what our sources call fraudulent behaviors.

Reliable sources in security intimated to this publication that the Managing Director of Kigali Heights building Denis Karera was arrested after intelligence found out that he has been behind the scheme to sabotage Chinese tech giants Huawei technologies.

His arrest came after continued complaints by the Chinese government to President Kagame with latest being on China’s president Xi Jinping recent visit to the country where he asked his counterpart why his government continue to frustrate the Chinese tech giants in their bid to do business in the country contrary to the memorandum of understating between the two parties.

The seemingly disturbed Kagame is said to have told Jinping he would solve the problem with immediate effect hence ordering for the arrest of anyone involved.

The memorandum of understanding was signed when president Kagame was on State visit in China.

In the MOU the government of Rwanda was to open all-round cooperation in the ICT industry with Huawei technologies ltd. This meant Huawei would help Rwanda in building Regional Data Centers, National Broadband, Smart Grid and Smart Education among other infrastructures to promote Rwanda to become the regional ICT Hub.

During Kagame’s visit in China,Huawei also donated a Smart Education Demonstration to the Rwandan government to help promote the smart education development process.

And as a responsible corporate citizen in Rwanda, Huawei would roll out its global CSR flagship Program Seeds for the Future in Rwanda to cultivate more local ICT talents.

The program involves best performing ICT students going to China on fully sponsored trip by Huawei to get hands on Knowledge.

However this publication has leant from reliable sources that all this was frustrated and failed after their competitors allegedly contacted the powerful Karera to help with Huawei kicking off.

This sabotage forced the people at the Kigali offices which are located in Kigali heights on 5th floor to report back to the headquarters.

On her visit to Rwanda, the company’s Senior Vice President of Huawei Ms. Lin Ruiqi relayed her complaint to President Kagame who in turn assured her that his government would support Huawei in Building ICT infrastructure.

However these frustrations continued which forced Huawei to halt most of their work and recall some of it workers back home.

It is also understood that at one point a powerful individual approached the tech giant with proposal of helping them do business easily in exchange for money and having a stake in the Chinese state company. Our source couldn’t say whether it was Karera or someone else.

However, high ranking official was quoted in the Ugandan media saying that one of the cases he is being investigated includes ‘fraud’. Sources also believe that’s the same way Karera acquired 10% stake in fusion capital that runs Kigali Heights.

Other sources also insist fusion capital with offices in Kigali, Nairobi and Manchester in UK is apparently owned by British Foreign intelligence. Fusion Investment Management is part of the Fusion group which focuses on Investment management with focus on the African market.

Just after Xi Jinping’s visit, Huawei will be handing over electric meters to the government later this month and also work with National council of Higher Education to start selection of best Preforming ICT students who will go for hand on experience

A wealthy businessman with strong links to the ruling government, Karera served as the Deputy Inspector General of Police, helping to build structures of the law enforcement body in the wake of the disastrous 1994 genocide.

Karera’s detention in an unknown place continues to discomfort his families, friends and business associates. However, our security sources say Karera is detained in a safe house in Kinyinya on orders of the President.

He owns the luxury Park View Courts in the plush suburb of Nyarutarama, Kigali, and the adjacent residence which is currently occupied by Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Olivier Wonekha.

Huawei has faced increasing gusts in its push to make inroads in the U.S. market, as the White House and Republican lawmakers target Chinese tech companies, citing national security concerns.

 

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