|Birth name||Kizito Mihigo|
|Born||25 July 1981|
|Died||17 February 2020 (aged 38)|
|Genres||Gospel, sacred music|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, organist, composer|
|Associated acts||Television presenter, Peace and reconciliation activist|
Kizito Mihigo (25 July 1981 – 17 February 2020) was a Rwandan gospel singer, songwriter, organist, composer of sacred music, television presenter, genocide survivor, and peace and reconciliation activist.
In April 2014, after releasing a critical song challenging the official narrative of the the genocide against Tutsis, Mihigo was arrested and charged with planning to oust the government. In February 2015, he was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment after being convicted of conspiracy against the government of President Paul Kagame.
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- "Rwanda musician Kizito Mihigo dies in prison". edge.ug. February 17, 2020.