Rwandan President Paul Kagame has suspended his minister for youth and culture, the authorities have said.
Edouard Bamporiki’s suspension was as a result of “matters of accountability under investigations”, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.
He has also been put under house arrest while being investigated for “serious cases of corruption”, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau tweeted.
He has a heavy presence on social media and is considered a controversial politician in some quarters.
The poet, film producer and famous radio drama actor had been in cabinet since 2019 and was previously a member of parliament.
He is yet to comment on the corruption allegations against him.