Kagire Gets Support From Rwanda Government For Cancer Treatment

Health minister Dr. Agnes Binagwaho said on Monday evening that the Government of Rwanda will handle the cancer treatment costs for journalist Edmund Kagire, a tweet says.

Kagire, 32, has been raising up to 23 thousand US dollars, with plans to go to India for the treatment “as soon as possible.” He had also committed to starting a cancer-awareness initiative as soon as he recovers.

Proceeds and contributions from all fundraising drives will go towards that initiative, he announced on Twitter.

A reporter with The East African, Kagire lives in Kigali with his wife, Linda Mbabazi, and their two daugthers, Leona and Laura.

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