As she continues to articulate her genocide denial, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, is increasingly coming out in the open as truly the revisionist demagogue that she is.
Her latest interview in The East African truly revealed that she is afflicted by the worst case of megalomania and, unfortunately, there is no remedy in sight.
Recently, when Ingabire tried to push her weight around at Kinyinya Sector by attempting to arrogantly jump a queue expecting preferential treatment, she caused a fracas but in which she went away unscathed; That was the cue for her comedy to begin.
When she was interviewed by the BBC, she confirmed that no one laid a finger on her, only that her handbag which contained her newly acquired Rwandan ID and passport had been snatched, but were later recovered by police which also went along and arrested five people involved in the brawl.
That is when she realised that she had let slip a golden opportunity to play the victimisation card; but she could always catch up.
Soon she was telling anyone willing to listen that she had fallen into a well-planned ambush where she and her assistant were lynched! (Interestingly her assistant was arrested a few days later on a pending Gacaca arrest warrant for Genocide)... talk of bad company.
Every statement she made on the incident contradicted the previous one, and it became comical, if not cynical, as international media outdid themselves in airing and publishing her patchwork of delusional fabrications.
In this week’s issue of The East African, her interviewers claim that “She is now fighting to get a national identity card so that she can participate in the election as a legitimate candidate”.
If the journalists had bothered to do some research, they would have found out that their “scoop” was sitting right there with her ID, given to her in record time.
When she says; “I will ensure that there are more women in power”, is she of this world? Which country has more women representation?
Rwanda’s women participation at all levels of national institutions is a matter of world record,
Her obsession and resentment against successful Made-in- Rwanda solutions such as GACACA and national reconciliation programs that have been lauded worldwide, is simply motivated by her politics of hate.
Of course Gacaca is personal for having had the audacity to sentence her own mother, Theresa Dusabe, twice in two separate trials receiving 30 and life sentences respectively.
Ingabire’s abhorrence for Gacaca and why she has pledged to do away with it once in power, is understandable.
She is emboldened possibly because she is used to dealing with ignorant or biased media, as she seeks to cleanse the bloody hands of the FDLR that has evolved from her own RDR, and ALIR, who have terrorized the region for the last 15 years.
“We shall do everything in our power to normalise relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo”, Ingabire says.
Evidently, she has a point as far as this item on her wish-list is concerned since the FDLR which she supports and has been fundraising for, is currently the subject of military operations by the DRC army (FARDC) and MONUC.
“The FDLR claims to be fighting for peace... Our argument is political space — it would solve the problem”, Ingabire tells the paper. Will it also bring to life the millions of innocent men women and children who perished?
In what should be her parting shot, she is quoted in The East African as saying;
“The genocide took place 16 years ago and now is the time for democracy”, she shamelessly tells The East African. Basically, her message is: “who cares about the Genocide that happened 16 years ago?
It is time to start where we left to complete the unfinished business”. And get this: Ingabire tells The East African, “I do not waver on my genocide ideology”. Talk of unfinished business.