It is disappointing that 17 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, scores of indicted fugitives continue to roam western capitals unscathed. But it is even more upsetting to learn that African countries are the least cooperative with regard to arresting such fugitives!
How has all this been possible? Are some countries, organizations or individuals hiding Genocide suspects? Should one say it is perhaps high-level of trickery they use continue elude arrest? I am sure many people share the same questions and can’t wait to see the trend reversed.
However, as reported in The New Times, yesterday, it appears that the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit (GFTU) is committed to raise the tempo in the search for these suspects, come 2012.
Indeed, it defeats one’s understanding to see that, 17 years on, the likes of Felicien Kabuga and Protais Mpiranya, are yet to be brought to justice! The families of the victims of such architects of the Genocide must feel like the world has not done them any justice.
Its, therefore, the responsibility of everyone to look out for such suspects and ensure they have their day in court.
George Mwiyeretsi Rwemarika