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Stop Killing Rwandans: Rwanda National Congress Tells President Kagame

by Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa

Kagame urged to stop killings...

In a not so rare confession of intent to commit murder, the Rwanda Patriotic Front-owned and Rwanda Intelligence-run The New Times, May 3, 2011, in an opinion titled “Osama bin Laden’s Lessons for Local Terrorists”, opens with ominously familiar warning to all pro-democracy voices and Rwandans in general: “You can run. You can hide. But you won’t escape. Osama bin Laden learnt the lesson of this simple truth”. In short, Kagame is telling Rwandans, “accept my rule and keep quiet, or else I will kill you, as I have killed many others…”

Excerpts from The New Times article:

“In Rwanda we have our own criminals and terrorists sheltering in foreign countries. What has happened to Osama bin Laden should serve as notice to them that they cannot hide forever. Justice, in whatever form, will catch up with them.

“Other politicians, like Victoire Ingabire and Deo Mushayidi, who have tried to use terrorism to get to power now know the perils of that route and, unless they are idiots, are unlikely to advise anyone to go the same way.”

“But there will always be idiots for whom history has no lessons. The group that is now known as the Gang of Four (Kayumba Nyamwasa, Gerald Gahima, Patrick Karegeya and Theogene Rudasingwa) all of whom have committed crimes ranging from abuse of office to treason are trying to reinvent themselves as political saviours of Rwandans. The indication that they have learnt nothing is that they have chosen the terrorist route to political power”….The criminal quartet and other unsavoury characters to whom they are allied in a terrorist enterprise will soon find out that the jungles of foreign countries and villas in upmarket areas of foreign capitals are not very safe.”

“They can run and hide, but will run out of options and then their actions will catch up with them”.

There is little or no surprise that President Kagame and his regime would, once again, turn to assassination, intimidation and insults in dealing with Rwandan citizens demanding peaceful and democratic change in their motherland.

To Kagame, critics in academia, civil society, media and members of the political opposition are all genocidaires, revisionists, divisionists, terrorists, idiots, gangs, unsavoury characters and criminals who should be hunted and killed like Osama bin Laden.

What is surprising is that the Kigali regime’s previously secret policy of killing real or imagined opponents within and outside Rwanda has now become official open policy. The regime’s criminal nature, its decadence, arrogance and incredible impunity is alarmingly turning uglier, blatant and scandalous.

Osama bin Laden’s death should be a teachable moment to all humanity. Unfortunately, like all tyrannical regimes, Kagame’s regime is both unwilling and incapable of deriving the right lessons from an event like this, the foremost of which is that those who live by the sword die by the sword.

On the African continent and the world at large, no other ruler’s profile comes close to resembling bin Laden’s as President Kagame’s.

Kagame’s endless list of victims, itself a who is who in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region, probably is by far longer than bin Laden’s, and includes, over a decade and half, his comrades-in-arms, politicians, military officers, children, men, women, and other leaders in Rwanda and neighboring countries. The ghosts of these innocent victims ceaselessly haunt him and have turned him into a paranoid serial killer and sleepless character who must not rest till he finds another victim.

If he was a good student of history, he would know that killing citizens has never saved dictators. On the contrary, such unparalleled onslaught on citizens’ fundamental rights and yearning for freedom makes Rwandans ever more courageous to resist Kagame’s regime.

Rwandans firmly believe that Kagame and the RPF regime he has criminalized will one day be caught up with justice in the courts of law. Unlike him, however, RNC and other pro-democracy are not calling for his death. Killing people is not the RNC way. It is the Kagame way. RNC and the majority of Rwandans are trying to change, and change for good, this violent way that disregards the dignity and worth a Rwandan, by peaceful and democratic means.

The Rwanda National Congress calls upon President Kagame to resign immediately if he cannot stop killing, jailing and exiling innocent citizens. Rwandans need a leader who has moral integrity, who is honest, who can help them talk to each other truthfully as a genuine way to reconcile and heal. Rwandans need a leader who helps them overcome fear so as to build a shared future together. Out of the 11 million Rwandans in and outside our Rwanda, there are those who can surely lead us out of the present dangerous political impasse. Clearly, Kagame is not that leader. He has selfishly gambled away enough of Rwandans’ and international goodwill.

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa
Rwanda National Congress (RNC)

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7 comments

1 Said from Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Republic of { 05.12.11 at 10:39 am }

Really! the whole World should come to help the miserable rwandans citizens they suffered for 21 years under misleading,confusion and tyranny of dictator Paul Kagame most of Rwandans war prisonners of this dictator compared to Gaddafi of Libya Kagame is far more worse because it is not even possible in Rwanda to demonstrate Kagame can even dream you can demonstrate and send his intelligence to kill you so that everyone is intimidated even you see the way he interrupts journalists almost to affront them! fortunately they are lucky to sleep outside of Rwanda .

2 Said from Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Republic of { 05.12.11 at 11:39 am }

None is ungrateful, deshonest like Paul Kagame!
He can deceive anyone as he already did to all Rwandans .
Before he could praise the Tutsis that he can finnish all the Hutus but now everyone who shows a different oppinion can be his prey
Who got desappointed by him?
First top sponsors of RPF war like Rujugiro Tribert who is wandering here and there but every day the song in Rwanda is Liberation, The solders who have been fighting like Kayumba is now casualty of Kagame! Did Kayumba liberated others and could not liberate himself? is his family enjoying that liberation?
Many other high ranking Rwandans army Officers who can not escape Kagame’s illegality are making totations in prisons
The Hutus who disclosed to him all the secrets of the former goverment and plotted with him to kill Habyarimana are now benefiting the promised reward from Kagame the list may be long as follow:
1)Bizimungu Pasteur none knows if he is still alive after starving in prison
2) Kanyarengwe died after failing (was refused)to go abroad for
medical care
Others like Sendashonga Seth Lizinde he killed them in Kenya
3)Twagiramungu Faustin who was a very good friend of RPF before it catch the power can not enen dare to come in nearby Tanzania .
4) Look at how he killed Laurent Desire Kabira
5) One day very friendly with Laurent Nkunda and now he can not see the sun! ??
6) see With Museveni who potentally backed RPF war

My question is ,who can survive the wickdness of Paul Kagame?
For him, human blood is like water! for which he is always thirsty!

Remember that he is only there because some men and women blindly support him and now are in regret, and after frauding elections he is everywhere singing 11 millions!!!!!!!! including university students who are collapsing of hunger whereas his own children are taking tours around the World using the luxury jets from our parents taxes!

is this patriotism ??????

3 rubagumya caleb from Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda { 05.16.11 at 3:16 am }

and this Rwanda is the only country where government hurts you and you are expected to smile and clap your hands. If you show you are unhappy for being mistreated, that is another crime…oh cry motherland!

4 vinny from Satellite Provider { 05.19.11 at 11:39 pm }

kagame ni mtu mujinga sana haone kwanini dunia inageuka kila siku
just kagame ask your self where is Mombutu,mubarak ,sadam ,osama and other even you the way you killed us in DRC forest your time will kam

5 Lady L from Montreal, QC, Canada { 05.31.11 at 2:53 am }

I personally think that Kagame acts and says out loud what other world leaders do and think without making it a clear statement. Name me one president who’s not a killer. They have to go by the rules of this wild world people! It’s always been like that and will always be like that. The only thing that differentiate leaders is honesty. As long as you’re hypocritical and don’t do/say all those “BAD stuff” everybody does you’re clean :D
In this case, Kagame isn’t hiding what others do as well in their countries BUT they ar coming against him as if they were saints and not concerned…

6 yvonne ndaba from Uganda { 05.31.11 at 2:03 pm }

i have never seen dishonest people like RNC. People think that to catch the attention of population u have to cause trouble by making unrealistic allegations. I have a strong conviction that if you are clean in Rwanda you can oppose within

7 yvonne ndaba from Uganda { 05.31.11 at 2:12 pm }

If you to Rwanda and inquire from the ordinary people especially those who happened to have legal problems, u can understand everything about Gahima. The same applies to Rudasingwa

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