Editorial: What next now after Callixte Nsabimana reveals all, including Uganda’s role?

Callixte Nsabimana and his lawyer Moise Nkundabarashi in court yesterday. / Sam Ngendahimana

Rwandan opposition groups never cease to amaze how they are so quick to believe in their own dreams. They are the true inhabitants of Utopia.

One only has to read their postings on social media to see how desperate they crave for relevance. You cannot avoid feeling sorry for them and their make-believe world they live in.

At the moments their spirits are low and hopes dashed after rallying behind someone who  turns out to be a scarecrow; the self-styled Nsabimana. They were quick to believe in fairytales, that their hero had captured Nyungwe yet he was crouched somewhere on an Indian Ocean island.

Everything about Nsabimana is dramatic; from the comical figure in military fatigues hiding behind huge sunglasses to his chest-thumping interviews on foreign radio stations and finally spilling all the beans in court.

Of the 16 counts he is charged with, one clearly stands out as it is not often brought before court; “Conspiring with a foreign country to wage war against Rwanda”.

The accused pleaded guilty to all charges and then dropped the bombshell; Uganda had been giving them material and diplomatic support. It supplied them with arms and Burundian senior intelligence officers facilitated their passage to their camps in eastern DRC.

This is yet another indictment of Uganda’s deep involvement in acts to distabilise Rwanda despite their continued denials. The recent flurry of “fake news” on Ugandan media channels close to intelligence service might be explained by the fear of what their man would reveal; and he did not disappoint.