Rwandan Police Arrest Some Of Those Who Perpetrated An Attack Against Opposition Leader Victoire Ingabire
KIGALI – The Rwandan police have arrested five men among those who have attacked Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her assistant Joseph Ntawangundi this Wednesday. While Victoire Ingabire managed to escape, her assistant was severely beaten up and is still in hospital.
The attack on Victoire Ingabire is part of the intimidation campaign which has started since the day she arrived in Rwanda a few weeks ago, determined to challenge Paul Kagame during the August presidential elections. The government accuses Victoire Ingabire of stirring latent tensions between Hutus and Tutsis, and of “playing the ethnic card” to garner support ahead of the elections.
Police spokesman Eric Kayiranga said the arrested men were angered by Ingabire’s politics.
“They were saying that she was against the unity and reconciliation of Rwanda, that she was talking about (ethnic) divisionism and the genocide,” Kayiranga said.