Two events on two continents took place this week that exposed the frailty of some of the world’s supposedly respected institutions.
The US Congress held a hearing where several people made presentations on the state of things in Rwanda.
The most surprising thing was that some of those who came before the committee made very far-fetched allegations that they expected a gullible audience to believe.
Across the ocean, in Germany, an appeals court suddenly saw the light in the trial of a Genocide suspect and made a historical ruling. A lower court had been taken in by Onesphore Rwabukombe on the extent of his involvement in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and sentenced him to 14 years.
But on appeal, his true picture came out and the court ordered a retrial and he is likely to get a life sentence.
Rwanda has had to waddle through a myriad of lies and obstacles by its detractors but has overcome them by it’s resolute stand for the truth, because in the end, truth dispels immature concoctions and triumphs instead.
Slowly the world is learning to see through the cheap propaganda and attempts to rewrite Rwanda’s history with a tainted pen, but as long as truth is on the side of the righteous, nothing will shake it.
However scathed it came out of the Genocide, it learnt to grit its teeth and carry on, and that is one lesson that it is not going to learn from anyone.