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Covid-19: Rwanda central bank economist dies in Kenya

Rwanda Central Bank chief economist, Thomas Kigabo, has died of complications from Covid-19.

He died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

Mr Kigabo had been the chief economist at central bank for more than 10 years. He was also a university lecturer and preacher.

He is the first high profile government official to succumb to Covid-19 in the country.

Rwanda has so far recorded more than 10,000 cases of coronavirus with 133 deaths.