Who is Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, the new Burundian Ombudsman?

Avatar photoGuillaume MuhozaNovember 21, 20224min5230

Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, 42, a native of Ngozi Province, was approved by the National Assembly this morning as the first woman and third person to hold the position of Burundian Ombudsman.

Aimee Laurentine Kanyana worked in Bujumbura as a deputy prosecutor. She was elected to the constitutional court in 2013 before being appointed as the Central Bank’s second vice-governor (BRB).

Minister of Justice from August 2015 to August 2020, Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, was appointed to President Evariste Ndayishimiye’s cabinet as Deputy Chief of Civil Cabinet.

Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, a Tutsi, replaces Edouard Nduwimana, a Kayanza native.

You will know that the functions of the Ombudsman, as laid out in Article 237 of Burundi Constitution, are to eceive and investigate complaints of managerial misdeeds and violations of civil rights made by public officers and make recommendations to the relevant authorities and Mediate between the public administration and citizens and the ministries and the administration and acts as watchdog by scrutinizing the operations of the administration. An Ombudsman is elected for a 6-year term.

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Guillaume Muhoza

I am the Executive Director of Iris News and former Editor in Chief of the French online publication Jimbere. I have a passion for sharing inspiring stories of hard work and resilience behind successful individuals in Burundi and throughout Africa. With over four years of dedicated experience in journalism, I am committed to exploring diverse perspectives on topics such as culture, society, and art. My work is driven by a desire to uncover insightful and thought-provoking stories that captivate and inspire my audience.

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