Alexia Uwera Mupende, a prominent model and actress, was on Tuesday, killed at her fatherâ€™s home in Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District in Rwanda.
Confirming the news, Modeste Mbabazi, the spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation stated that the suspect was a 23-year-old shamba boy,Â Antoine Nyireba,Â employed at their home.
However, Mbabazi could not share further details but stated that they were following up on the case.
According to reports, Mupende was born in Kenya where she also attended her primary school education.
She went to High school in Uganda before moving to Rwanda where she studied Business Information and Technology.
Reports claim that her sudden death first circulated on social media prompting her fans and supporters to call for the arrest of her alleged killer.
Mupende was the General Manager of Waka Fitness, a popular fitness center in Kigali.
The top model was also part of the Mashirika Performing Arts Group, where she entertained audiences across the country and beyond.Â
MupendeÂ was part of the entourage that recently traveled to India and Sri Lanka for performances themed around humanity.
Reports also claim that she was set to get married next month and her wedding invitations had already been sent.
According to the New Times, she will be remembered for, among other things, showcasing Rwandaâ€™s clothing brands on the international scene.