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Rwandan fugitives Kayumba Nyamwasa and Karegeya have formed armed group based in DRC-CEPGL

Fugitive Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa

Rwandan Fugitive Patrick Karegeya

Kigali — Regional security chiefs, representing the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL), have disclosed that Rwandan fugitives, Kayumba Nyamwasa and Patrick Karegeya, have formed a new armed group based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with the aim of destabilizing the region.

According to minutes of the just concluded CEPGL security meeting, the Kayumba-Karegeya armed group, based in Binza, North Kivu, is commanded by Col. Suki and Col. Gaheza. They are, so far, estimated to number about 200.

“The group is carrying out recruitment inside Rwanda and the region and infiltrating the recruits to DRC for future use in subversive activities against Rwanda,” said Col. Augustin Mumbiay Mamba, the DRC’s chief of border security.

It was also revealed in the meeting that the Kayumba-Karegyeya outfit had entered into an alliance with several existing militia in eastern DRC, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), remnants of the former Rwandan army (Ex-FAR) and Interahamwe militia responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Other armed groups named in the new alliance include FPLC, RUD-Urunana, Lafontaine, Mai Mai Yakatumba, Mai Mai Cheka and the so-called Nsengiyumva group.

“Estimated enemy strength operating in DRC is about 5,000,” revealed Col. Mamba.

“This alliance dictates the need to intensify joint operations to curtail and neutralize the activities of these armed groups”.

It is not the first time that Kayumba and Karegeya are linked to armed groups in the DRC.

A UN Security Council Group of Experts’ report, last year, revealed that both Kayumba and Karegyeya have strong links with the FDLR and were involved with armed groups in the DRC.

Col. Amri Bizimana, a top commander in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) terrorist organization, corroborated the UN Security Council report.

“For almost a year now, Kayumba and Karegeya have had sustained contact and high level meetings with senior FDLR leaders and this has led to the merging of resources and efforts between the two sides,” Col. Bizimana told reporters recently at Mutobo reception centre, where he arrived after escaping from the FDLR camps in the Eastern DRC.

Bizimana further revealed that after the merger of the Kayumba-Karegeya group with the FDLR outfit, Gerald Gahima has emerged as the most active coordinator in Europe and North America, where he, and Theogene Rudasingwa, have linked up with Paul Rusesabagina and the remaining top FDLR officials after the arrest of Ignace Murwanashyaka, Straton Musoni and Callixte Mbarushimana.

Kayumba and Karegeya were sentenced to 24 and 20 years in prison, respectively, after they were found guilty of forming a terrorist group, threatening state security, undermining public order, promoting ethnic divisions and insulting the person of the President of the Republic.

CEPGL’s Sub Committee on Defense and Security comprises the Chiefs of Defense Forces, the Chiefs of Police, Chiefs of National Security, the Heads of Immigration services, the Heads of Military and Police intelligence from all CPGL Member States.

[The New Times]


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2 MANZI { 02.08.11 at 9:40 am }

Its asad story for Kagame to make such acts with intentions of increminating his beloved brothers! there comes the so called regional broke which has been useless all along if people can ask them selves what CEPGL was doing when genociders got harber in their teritory? why were the so called melitias armed and organised them selves in their presence? Kindly Kayumba and Karegeya they are not dirty to extednt of sharing history with man eators( the Rwandan genosidors).

3 kayumba cyrus gasasira { 02.28.11 at 3:11 am }

kagame, should be intelligent enough to know that those are the great men who shed their blood for him to attain power ,hence they have the ability to take it away from him.let him honour Rwigyema’s contribution to the liberation of Rwandese whom he is bound to doom soon

4 Rukundo { 04.01.11 at 6:00 pm }

I think they right,and many Rwandese are tired of slavely life dispite their silence.

5 gisa enock { 06.14.11 at 5:25 am }

its a bit tricky to know the picture behind that sketch but all in all before you blame his excellency look at the other side of the cards and see all that he has done in rwanda.

6 MANZI { 08.10.11 at 12:09 pm }

My brother Gisa you may be still doubting the so calleed security agencies in this madslinged CEPJL sincerly speaking you cant base on reports of congo intelligence and you think of have any security policy in place iwant to give an example here, Gisa have you been aware that RDF forces are opreting in congo under the command of the so called integrated congo rebell groups in the gvt ie they rwand are part of congo forces then how comess that Kayumba and karegeya come in to make an aliance with meritia groups in congo? in whose land? where were they when the figitives come to build such scaring force.
Brothers and sisters who read these discousions there is asay that the most poor is the the most insecured person CEPJL ntiriho nabayigize nibirere! How do Kayumba and Karegeya come to recruite in Rwanda what is the so called intelligence agencies are doing first of all? you people are just there to charm people whe bussy chewing taxe payeers money for zero work rather than selling fear full of deceptions! No sense Rwandan heads of intelligence agencies much more Dan Munyuza and silly Rutatina who are much serving intellests of Kayumba and Karegeya more than those two nosense charactors.

7 Dr Muyango Emile Karama { 09.06.11 at 3:52 am }

Dear to all,
Attention:Kayumba Nyamwasa ,Patrick Karegeya

RE:Regrets for you enemies and prpetrators of the Republic of Rwanda.
The above refers.
You are all considered as enemies of Rwanda.
Do never step in our country without being in the coffins.
You are all spending your time.
You are bloody foreigners who grabbed citizenship illegally,by infiltration and by pity.Go back to your original home called Burundi(For precision-Kayumba Nyamwasa).
You are associating with “interahamwe” and you perpetrators you are considered as such.You are stupid individals trying to get power in a country not belonging to you! Shame for perpatrators.
You are going to join the “mugunga” style be placed into smallest pieces of your body.Gahima Gerard is joking with people-Where is justice then.Go back and kneel down then grab your post back.
All what you are telling Europe and America is full of stories and shame.There is a pending matter agaist Kayumba Nyamwasa about “sex scam”-he must sort it and be forgiven.You are all allowed to be hospitalised for psychiatric purposes(notably at Ndera Hospital on your way,as enemies,to recover your cheap personality.
NB:Perpetrators and enemies of Rwanda are not accepted in the legal opposition. I am the leader of the opposition and President of MDR both in Rwanda and Southern Africa. In future,please,do contact me for further matter.


Dr Muyango Emile Karama(Cell:0823514012).

8 TETA { 09.19.11 at 7:41 pm }

Hari ikitagenda mu bwonko .nawe uzabanze wisuzumishe urebe i Ndera hashobora kugufasha.

9 TETA { 05.14.13 at 7:28 pm }

Uwagutoye ni nde? muli he shyaka wa musaziwe ?ese wavuye mu Rwanda neza?université wayibonyemo diplome diplome y,ubuganga?burya warwanaga na abarimu wari muzima mu mutwe?ukora politique aratukana ?banza wisuzume mu mutwe niba wowe uri muzima mbere yo gushinja abandi ibisazi.ukora politik ntatukana nkawe wa mushumba we!!
ukwiye gusengerwa niba so ari pastoro ajye ku mavi kuko nta mwana afite!!!!

10 Dr Muyango Emile Karama { 07.02.13 at 10:32 am }

Teta afite ubwo busazi kabisa.Ugomba kuba warasambanye na Kayumba Nyamwasa mu Rwanda cyangwa Karegeya.Ese nawmwe mwa Zivuje I`Ndera uko bibagenewe.
Mwahunze iki?
Muri ba pumbafu kabisa.
Teta reka ubgo bu raya bwawe nubusambanyi.
Ngye ndimuzima sawa sawa.

11 Dr Muyango Emile Karama(M.E Karama) { 07.02.13 at 10:36 am }

Teta narangiza kwivuza agasangwa agakira niho tuzabiganiraho.

12 Dr Muyango Emile Karama { 07.02.13 at 10:56 am }

Ngye ndimuzima.Teta,kayumba Nyamwasa,Patrick Karegeya mur’abasazi .muzagye indera kubitaro.

13 Dr Muyango Emile Karama { 07.02.13 at 11:12 am }

20 years jail sentence for Kayumba Nyamwasa.Shame.

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