I’ve been following the activities of the leader of the yet to be registered party FDU/Inkingi, Victoire Ingabire with interest. I’ve read the statements that she makes on her parties website and I’ve been listening to her words.
All I ask is this, “why are we treating her with kid’s gloves”? Does being a politician somehow give you immunity from prosecution?
If so, then I wonder why some of our leaders are now serving jail terms for crimes they committed.
While I understand that being thrown in jail is something she is looking for, maybe the justice system should fulfil her wish.
That is why I’m happy to see that Minister of Local Government, James Musoni is wading into this debate.
In a press statement released on Thursday, Minister Musoni advised politicians to follow fundamental principles and the country’s constitution and the rule of law.
“Whatever they do should not be a stumbling block to people’s peace, unity and security,” the statement read in part. “Politicians and all those who wish to practice politics are not allowed to do anything that undermines the sovereignty of Rwanda and its citizens.”
While he didn’t say her name, I’m hoping that she listened. Honestly, instead of going about making obnoxious and irresponsible statements, I’d much rather she ran a campaign that wasn’t divisionist in nature.
Doesn’t she have anything in her manifesto that doesn’t send Rwanda back into its darkest days?
If she doesn’t, then I urge that the State stop treating her like a clueless child, but rather a politician who knows exactly what she’s doing.