Friday, April 1, 2016

Comedian arrested for "mocking" president

Popular comedian known as Kigingi was arrested on Tuesday evening by Burundi’s National Intelligence Service (known by its French acronym, SNR) and charged with insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza.

His family reports that he was apprehended at a hotel in Muramvya, while on a promotional tour for a beer company.  "He was transferred to Bujumbura and is being held in the SNR dungeons, but no one has been allowed to see him”, said a family member.  An intelligence official confirmed  Kigingi’s arrest saying his comic routine was “insulting the president". “He will soon be released, this time,” the official added.

Kigingi performed the said routine last year where he said the President has refused  to leave the pitch despite receiving two yellow cards; in reference to Nkurunziza's third term as president.

 Tyrant who cannot take a joke.

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