How I ended up here

Editor, I have been closely following the developments in Rwanda since the nation was first projected onto the world map by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Editor,

I have been closely following the developments in Rwanda since the nation was first projected onto the world map by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

But it is the tones of positive coverage that the country has been enjoying in the recent years that pricked my journalistic ears. 

For one, Rwanda’s reform agenda has been hailed in various quarters as the most progressive on the Continent. Rwanda has also variously been described, sometimes in hyperbole, as a country overflowing with opportunities. 

Now, not many people can resist the idea of a far-off country teeming with opportunities that readily embraces foreigners, as those who had been to Rwanda previously told us.

Having initially fought the idea of leaving the comfort of my home country for a far off place I had never been to, I later found myself capitulating to the exploratory spirit of wanting to know what lay beyond the borders of my home country.

So filled with expectations and a hope for a better tomorrow, I embarked on my journey to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city.

Despite all that I had read in newspapers and heard on radio and television channels about Rwanda, I knew this was going to be a journey into the unknown, but definitely one worth taking.

Suffice it to say that I have been enjoying every single minute of my stay in this country since I set my foot in Kigali a little over three weeks ago. 

Paul O’Nyabicha
A Kenyan living in Kigali

 

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