Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 4.4K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! A transgender Rwandan fashion designer, who counted President Paul Kagame among their customers, has been detained on forgery accusations after claiming their passport has been changed to reflect their gender, police said Friday. Moses Turahirwa, 35, was taken into custody on Thursday after sharing a photograph on Instagram of their passport, indicating their gender as female. “Finally officially female on my ID. How fun. Thank you Kagame,” posted Turahirwa, who identifies as they/she on social media. More Articles You Would Love Shatta Wale Proves To Be Ghana’s Most Influential Artist! Even Surpasses Stonebwoy & Davido In Nigeria Trend Alert: Culottes “Turahirwa Moses was summoned by RIB (Rwanda Investigation Bureau) to explain the source of the forged passport after the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration confirmed that it did not issue the said passport,” RIB spokesman Thierry Murangira told reporters. “Drug abuse has been added to the crimes Turahirwa is being accused of after Rwanda Forensic Laboratory tests confirmed that he illegally used cannabis,” Murangira added. “Investigations will continue while provisionally detained.” Although Rwanda is among a handful of African countries that are signatories to a 2011 United Nations joint statement condemning violence against LGBTQ people, the community continues to battle abuse and stigma. A former model and founder of the bespoke Kigali fashion house Moshions, Turahirwa resigned as CEO of their company in November following an outcry over the release of nude photographs on their social media accounts. In January, the designer — who has designed clothes for Kagame and his family — faced heavy criticism in Rwanda after the leak of a video allegedly showing them having sex with two men. Homosexuality is not banned in Rwanda, unlike neighboring Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi. Read More Like This On Rwanda Industry Creatives UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSAFRICAS BIGGEST FASHION WEEK IS HERE!Click Here To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. [email protected] More For You VIDEO: A Sneak Peak Of What You Miss At Kumasi Fashion Week 2023 LGBTQ Thief Who Stole Tanzanian Designers Clothes At Airport Baggage Reclaim, Will Be... Sankalp West Africa 2023 Summit Set To Host Explosive Sustainable Fashion Show ‘SANKOFA... Leading Fashion Brand Mikoko Deluxe Teases Us With New Kimono’s Perfect For All... PICS: The Diversity Of African Fashion Was Well Exhibited In Morocco At The... PICS: EFDC Board Launches The First Ever With A Spectacular 4-Day Fashion Extravaganza Elite African Designer Sai Sankoh Caught In Relationship SCANDAL With Footballer Odion Jude... VIDEO: Soweto Fashion Week 2023 Concludes With A Bang VIDEO: “You Aren’t Meant To Be Successful” Black Egyptian Designer Outlines How Arabs... South Sudan Fashion Week Announces Dates For 2023 Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.