On July 6, 2022, the Huye High Court in the Southern Rwanda heard a case against Bayavuge Jean accused of defiling his niece, convicted and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Although the defendant pleaded guilty and apologized, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment, as requested by the Prosecution, for his cruelty, sexually abusing his niece and his conduct was detrimental to his moral character, according to Igihe