As a Kenyan, I’ve read Emma Kabanda’s argument in The Sunday Times saying that Felicen Kabuga has “bought off” Kenya with surprise. It’s true that Kabuga has lived in Kenya for some time despite the government’s efforts to prove otherwise.
But that doesn’t mean the killer has bought the entire country! I want Emma and other Rwandans to know that Kabuga is being shielded by a few selfish and inhuman individuals who don’t represent the face of Kenya at all.
In fact most of them have gotten power illegally and therefore do not stand for the wishes of the majority as Emma’s article tends to imply.
Most Kenyans are humane people and harbour a lot of tender feelings towards their Rwandan brothers and sisters especially considering the Genocide you went through.
The fighting that broke out in Kenya was a political problem. Tribalism was just a catalyst and not the cause as Emma believes. Kenyans have known from time immemorial that they belong to different tribes; neither is tribalism exclusively a Kenyan issue.
Manipulation of the electoral process and favouritism in government is what polarised our tribalism.
The people hiding Kabuga are hyenas in our midst and are the same ones soiling our image globally. Believe you me sister, they can even sell their mothers for thirty pieces of silver.