KIGALI - The Government of Rwanda has dismissed allegations carried in a section of the western media claiming that it was ‘hunting’ down dissidents with the aim of assassinating them, describing them as “unfounded.”
In a statement released yesterday, the government referred to them as “baseless and unfounded” because Rwanda does not pose any threat to its people wherever they may be.
Some newspapers published stories claiming that the Rwandan Government had deployed assassins, to kill two Rwandans, Rene Mugenzi and Jonathan Musonera.
“These allegations are completely without foundation. The Government of Rwanda does not threaten the lives of its citizens, wherever they live,” the statement reads
“The Metropolitan police have not approached us with evidence of these allegations but we are ready as always to work with them to ensure that nobody, be they Rwandan or not, is the victim of violence on British soil”.
The government further states that such allegations are made by individuals who have genocide related cases, as well as exiled elements who have criminal cases to answer back home.
“What we know rather is that threats to our country’s security have been made from genocide-bent and disgruntled dissidents engaged in serious criminal activities, and we have shared this information with the UK”.
“This not being a negligible matter begs the question; who benefits from this situation from a Rwandan or British perspective? The statement concludes.