Residents of Niboye sector in Kicukiro district Monday joined the nation-wide demonstrations against Germany’s arrest of Rose Kabuye, the President’s Chief of Protocol. The people were mobilised from youth committees, civil society and companies found in Niboye sector.
“This is total disrespect. How can the well known genocidairs be left at large and instead arrest a person who stopped the genocide? It is a cover up for the real criminals!” commented an infuriated demonstrator.
When The New Times talked to Joyce Munyaneza the Executive Secretary of Niboye sector, she said that the people were voluntarily compelled to participate in the demonstration, owing to the circumstance surrounding the arrest.
“We also came to participate in the demonstration to express our disappointment to the world in regard to Germany’s arrest of Rose Kabuye, as influenced by a French judge,” she said.
“She is one of the people who stopped the Genocide! It is ironical to find that she is arrested in connection to the same thing, it is really absurd and the world should know that we are not happy at all,” she added.
The demonstrators from Niboye set off from the sector headquarters and joined the rest of the spirited demonstrators at a play ground in town, who later set off to the Germany embassy in Kigali.
The demonstrators, who marched peacefully, chanted anti-French slogans, while displaying banners with rhetoric’s like “Rose is innocent, she is ready to defend herself” and others “The truth will set us free.”
A lady, demonstrator, spirit fully commented, “The French are trying to sway the entire world to take their eyes away from the real villains, but time is ripe the entire world knows the truth.”
She added in a local proverb that “God brings a problem to solve another one” meaning that this might be an opportunity to bring facts to light.
Rose Kabuye was arrested by Germany authorities on Sunday in Frankfurt while on official duty. Her arrest is a result of indictments issued by a French Judge Jean Louis Bruguiere against Rwandan army officials in connection to Habyarimana’s death which is the accuser’s claim to have sparked off the 1994 Tutsi Genocide.