At this time when African governments are trying to have political utopia, to cope with the current social political and economical demands, there is a need to have affirmative action against those who continue to sabotage the security.
Many Genocide fugitives are still at large in many African countries, despite the government’s demand for their arrest or extradition.
The Rwandan government appealed to the international community to join hands in putting the Genocidaires to justice who masterminded the massacre of about 800,000 Tutsis in 1994, but some African countries have done little in this regard.
The call was made in July last year through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where 93 indicted Genocide suspects were listed by name, but it’s a few African countries such as Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya among others who have responded. made any arrest or sent judicial officials to look for information on the fugitives, according to John Bosco Mutangana, the Prosecution Spokesman.
Some of these fugitives are businessmen in African countries like DR. Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa among others, but there have not been any effort by those countries to arrest them yet they very well know the crimes committed against humanity.
Why should someone who committed inhumane atrocities be left to move freely without being brought to justice? It is some thing that we Africans should try to push for in order to halt any further plans by these people.
Those countries that have continued to cooperate with Rwanda to bring these fugitives to justice are indeed doing a commendable job towards our national peace.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha-Tanzania and the International Police (Interpol) have done great work in regard to bringing these criminals to justice.
Let’s cooperate as Africans to bring those people to book so that they can be held responsible for what they did.
We all know the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, we are victims in one way or another and we shouldn’t see those responsible for the sufferings dancing over our broken hearts.