Celebrated Rwandan Model, Alexia Mupende, Has Died
The popular model was reportedly killed by a domestic worker at her father's home.
Alexia Mupende, a celebrated Rwandan model, actress and fitness worker, died on Tuesday after being stabbed by a 23-year-old domestic worker at her father's home in the Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District, reports Rwanda's The New Times. She was 35.
The news was later confirmed by the spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau, Modeste Mbabazi, who declined to share further details involving the case.
The model was due to get married next month.
As part of the Mashirika Performing Arts Group, Mupende worked to bring Rwandan clothing and fashion to international attention. She was also the General Manager of Waka Fitness in the capital city of Kigali according to The New Times.
Mupende was born in Kenya, and raised between Kenya and Uganda, before moving to Rwanda where she studied Business Information and Technology, adds BBC Africa.
The news of Mupende's untimely death has come as a shock to many of her fans and supporters who have taken to social media to give their condolences, and ask that her killer be brought to justice.
Mupende is being remembered as a dedicated worker and kind soul.
Few weeks ago we met for auditions your talent and humbleness were priceless this coming Monday we were going to st… https://t.co/3fqtMyu9Wb— iSAMIEJr💭 (@iSAMIEJr💭)1546988212.0
we have no words. just prayers for all those who loved one of our first muses, @alexiamupende: a truly good person,… https://t.co/dwtwR4msaq— illume creative studio (@illume creative studio)1547012375.0
@alexiamupende .@alexiamupende appreciation thread #RIPAlexia https://t.co/djBFEAbfrP— Faisal 🇷🇼 (@Faisal 🇷🇼)1547020581.0
I’m gonna miss you so much my dear friend 😢😢😢😢 @alexiamupende https://t.co/8Rok6Fmro2— Chris CM (@Chris CM)1546986005.0
I'm still struggling to digest the tragic news of your death @alexiamupende. I keep hoping it is just an internet h… https://t.co/JQ2qcJpQSq— Allan Ssenyonga (@Allan Ssenyonga)1546983509.0
An angel has been called back by the Almighty. Rest well my Lexy @alexiamupende https://t.co/EgUM70g1mR— Belise Kariza (@Belise Kariza)1546983244.0
I hope am wrong...and get to here better news. Rest Well love @alexiamupende https://t.co/dwQRP2lP69— Philip Gakuru (@Philip Gakuru)1546977008.0
Our dearest friend, colleague, trustee and carrier of integrity Alexia Mupende passed away last night. We send all… https://t.co/rnbNKk0U3J— WAKA Rwanda (@WAKA Rwanda)1547020358.0