Rwandan ombudsman denigrates opposition politicians
Kigali: Ombudsman Tito Rutaremara is under fire for referring to one of the opposition politicians as “mayibobo” (literary meaning street kid) in a BBC interview, RNA reports.
Mr. Rutaremara, who also doubles as the Information Commissioner for the RPF, spoke on the regular Saturday IMVO N’IMVANO program on BBC last week, where he attacked the three opposition critics Victoire Ingabire, Bernard Ntaganda and Frank Habineza.
With specific reference to Frank Habineza of the yet-to-be registered Green Party, the Ombudsman called him “mayibobo”, who was not up to the job of leading this country.
Detailing the roles he is playing on the local and international green movement, the troubled Habineza says the Ombudsman “spoken so abusively” of him.
“The Leadership of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, requests the Rwanda’s Ombudsman who is also one of the powerful advisers to the President of the Republic of Rwanda, to apologize to Rwandans and in particular to the Leadership of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, in order to regain his honor or else resign,” the group says in a statement.