The seditious document - “RWANDA BRIEFING” has just been published and circulated, courtesy of Nyamwasa, Karegeya, Rudasingwa and Gahima. Besides inciting the population to rise against the lawfully elected government of Rwanda, the authors seem to be calling for the overthrow of the government by any means necessary.
And that constitutes treason. Out of the blue, and after a long hiatus, the authors seem to think nothing works right in Rwanda, yet the four are former senior government and military officials, who for many years contributed to the state of affairs they now find reprehensible.
One need not be a genius to realize the essence of this sham. This document is not only wildly accusatory it gives no evidence. It maligns the integrity of the Rwandan government and its institutions without ample facts and evidence, and stoops to the lowest denominator of using coded words and phrases to incite ethnic feelings which they claim to be against.
The sad part is that the authors of this bizarre and repugnant document fail to realize that there is a new Rwanda that has risen from the ashes and blood streams of the 1994 genocide. They live in the past and hope that by masquerading as patriotic citizens, they will recapture their lost claim to power and all that goes with it.
The claim that “Rwanda is less free today than it was prior to the genocide” is simply idiotic and laughable.
And if the authors really believe what they say about Rwanda having been more stable and democratic under Kayibanda and Habyarimana, how come they never returned to Rwanda to make a contribution to the regimes of these magnanimous leaders they so admire ?
And then they go on to say that “ The government is not considered legitimate by the majority of the population in general, and the Hutu community in particular.” Did somebody forget to tell them that recently there was an election in which the government was returned by an impressive, overwhelming vote of confidence?
“Rwanda Briefing” is a work product of four sour, desperate men whose present stations in life are compromised.
Rwanda deserves a chance to heal her wounds and curve its future.
This gang of four ought to lick their wounds and move on, realizing that they cannot, now or in the future, slow down Rwanda’s momentum as it stands poised to become Africa’s prized example.