Renegade army Captains, Charles Sande and Christopher Busigo, who are wanted by the Government of Rwanda on charges of subversion, fled to Tanzania from Uganda where they are coordinating their activities contrary to media reports that they were kidnapped, The New Times has learnt.
A Ugandan newspaper, The Daily Monitor, reported on Saturday, February 8, that the two dissidents had disappeared.
“We are aware of their plans. They are faking kidnap to evade justice,” an official who preferred anonymity was quoted saying.
“We understand that RNC is shifting camp from Uganda to Tanzania, and that the Kayumba Nyamwasa group is using some Ugandan journalists for propaganda purposes,” the source added.
This newspaper has also learnt that Busigo now uses a Tanzanian line; +255712526565 to communicate with his superiors and other people. Efforts to talk to Busigo were futile as by press time he had declined to answer our repeated calls.
Police spokesperson, ACP Damas Gatare, also dismissed the kidnap claims, adding that the police will ensure that all the criminal suspects hiding in and outside the country are arrested and brought to book. Gatare said there have been several cases where criminal suspects faked their kidnap in order to qualify for asylum in other countries.
They include that of terror suspect, Lt. Joel Mutabazi, who is said to have staged his own shooting in Uganda and blamed the Rwandan government.
Others include the vice-president of a faction of PS-Imberakuri, Alexis Bakunzibake, who recently led it into an alliance with the FDLR, a terror group whose members are largely responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He too faked his kidnap in 2012, only to resurface some months later.
And this month, former communications secretary of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Omar Leo Oustazi, also returned to the country after a year in exile and dismissed reports that he had been kidnapped.
He went on to accuse his former boss, Frank Habineza, of being behind an alleged plot to have him killed and blame it on the government.