Home help hunted for murder of Rwanda model Alexia Mupende

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Alexia Mupende was attacked at her parents’ home in Kigali Alexia Mupende was attacked at her parents’ home in Kigali

One of Rwanda’s most prominent models and actresses has been stabbed to death.

Alexia Mupende was stabbed in the neck, police said, and died from her injuries shortly after the attack at her parents’ home in the capital, Kigali, on Tuesday night. The man being sought was named by officers as Antoine Nyireba, 23, who worked as a home help.

During her modelling career Mupende, 35, became the face of some of the east African nation’s best-known clothing brands. She was due to be married next month, Rwanda’s The New Times reported.

Born and educated in Kenya, Mupende had turned to acting after retiring from modelling and recently toured India and Sri Lanka with a Rwandan theatre company. Friends said that she was determined to…

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