“Rwanda Briefing”-Debunked

By Willis Shalita

In a spirit of fairness, I have been reading and re-reading this document “Rwanda Briefing”, in an attempt to give its authors a fair shake. Alas! Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. Here goes:

This document is neither a policy paper, nor an academic assessment of the state of affairs in Rwanda. It is mainly an absurd regurgitation of other peoples’ thoughts, a personal vendetta if you will, against the person of President Kagame: why, otherwise, in 51 pages do they mention the name Kagame 144 times? Or do they see Kagame’s shadow everywhere they go? Get over it, guys.

Check out these claims:

1. Rwanda is in crisis (p. 2): contrary to what the rest of the world thinks.

2.” Majority of the people consider the government illegitimate” (p. 2) (Never mind that Kagame won by 93% vote.)

3. “Rwanda is far less free now than it was prior to the genocide.”(p. 7) (How come the Gang of 4 never went home then, but chose to remain refugees?)

4.” Lack of judicial independence” (page (Rudasingwa was acquitted of embezzlement charges, and Bishop Misago was acquitted of genocide charges.) Hello!!!

5. “The externally-based unarmed opposition calls for dialogue …” (p. 17) (This is the FDLR that the Gang of Four are in league with. We know!

6. “An atmosphere of palpable fear (far exceeding the worst that was experienced even during the notorious dictatorship of President Idi Amin of Uganda, where many Rwandans had sought asylum has enveloped the country.” (p. 18) No shame, really!

7. “He silences voices in the international community (especially leaders of western governments) by invoking their failures over the 1994 genocide. (p. 19) I nominate the man for a Nobel Peace prize!

8. “RWANDA IS LESS FREE TODAY THAN IT WAS PRIOR TO GENOCIDE.” (p. 21) For the sake of decency this deserves no comment.

9. “Kagame’s  predecessor, President Kayibanda, lived an even simpler life and may have died a pauper.” (p. 25) And the point is??!!

10. “This second invasion of the DRC was a disastrous gamble that led to the death of millions of innocent people …” (p. 32) So, we should have closed our eyes to INTERAHAMWE?

11. “The likelihood of a recurrence of violent conflict, including even the possibility of genocide, is very high.” (p. 36) Aren’t two genocides way too many, guys?

12. “… a Hutu insurgency could, in turn, conceivably lead to the genocide of the remaining Tutsi population of Rwanda.” (p. 37) What do they know that we don’t? Or are they predicting?!!!!

THE RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

Source: http://willisshalita.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/rwanda-briefing-debunked/

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4 thoughts on ““Rwanda Briefing”-Debunked

  1. IBIMENYETSO BYA RUDASINGWA BIGARAGAZA
    KO INGOMA YA KAGAME “ISHAJE”.
    Uwitwa Rudasingwa, yaba we cyangwa undi ubyiyitirira, yanditse inyandiko ifite interuro iri hejuru aha, nyisomye bintera kwibaza. Ndagirango nsangire namwe ibyo nibajije:
    1. Rudasingwa cyangwa uwamwiyitiriye, intambara y’ibitekerezo uzana, wayishoje ugira ibishya uvuga nkaba uwa kabiri? Abo wita “benshi” basigaye bibaza ni bande? Iyo nibura uvuga uti benshi mu bo tuganira. Aliko abo muganira muri iki gihe ni abo muhuje ubutindi n’uburakari. Nta gitangaza rero mubonye ibintu uko mubyifuza kandi atari ko bimeze.
    Ese ibitekerezo biruta ibishyirwa mu bikorwa bikazamura abanyarwanda, ibitekerezo byavuyemo programs nziza mu miyoborere myiza (ingando, itorero ry’igihugu, imihigo, inzego zegereye abaturage n’uburyo zikora,…), mu bukungu bw’igihugu birimo green revolution, kwegeranya ubutaka no kububyaza umusaruro, guhinga ibihingwa bibereye akarere, mechanization mu buhinzi na irrigation byatangiye, … mu mibereho myiza y’abaturage birimo gahunda ya Girinka, Umurenge VUP uzamura abakene bicishijwe mu budehe, ubuvuzi kuri bose, uburezi (igihe ahandi muri Africa bakiri muri Universal Primary Education mu Rwanda turi muri Nine years basic education, mu minsi mike turarasa ku ntego za MDGs …) mu butabera aho Gacaca yarangije ibibazo byari ingorabahizi, ivugururwa rya bwa butabera wasize n’aho mukuru wawe Gahima yari abugejeje abumunga; ibitekerezo ushaka bindi ni ibihe? Ese uzi ubu hari ibihe bindi bishya abaturage ubwabo bahawe ubushobozi basigaye bizanira nko kuremera abakene, isuzumabikorwa rihoraho, n’ibindi. Ngira ngo kandi utabyirengagije uzi neza ko u Rwanda rwabaye icyitegererezo muri Africa no ku Isi muri gahunda nyinshi. Bigomba kuba bitagushimisha. Cyeretse niba uvuga ko ibi byose ari wowe wasize ubitanze none kuri wowe bikaba bishaje!
    Icyakora rero, n’ubwo tugera kuri byinshi bwose, nanjye ndemera ko twari kuba twarageze ku birenze kure ibi iyo tutadindizwa na bamwe bafite imyumvire mibi…., barimo wowe na bagenzi bawe!
    2. Uti amatora aribwa! Abanyarwanda barahagurutse mu ntambara y’amagambo menshi bayasimbuza ibikorwa, bitabira ntawe basize inyuma, 98% biyandikisha ku ilisiti y’itora muribo 93% barenga batora KAGAME Paul nka Perezida wabo. Ibi byahagarikiwe n’inzego zinyuranye zirimo iza Commonwealth, iza East African Community, iza AU, Ibihugu byunze ubumwe by’i Burayi, abo bose n’abandi ntavuze bemeje ko ayo matora ari nta makemwa, ariko Rudasingwa we mu ijisho ryuzuye ubwiko arungurukira iyo yatorongereye asanga amatora yaribwe… Ese ari wowe ari n’abari abakandida biyemereye ibyavuye mu matora, twemere nde? Aho ntushaka kurusha imbabazi nyina w’umwana? Izo mpuhwe za bihehe se…!
    Ngo u Rwanda ni irimbi risize irangi ! Uteye isoni gusa, nta n’uburere! Abanyarwanda witwa ngo uravugira ubahinduye abapfu bose? Cyangwa ni abakozi bakora mu irimbi!
    3. Hari indwara yateye abashaka kurwanya ubuyobozi bw’u Rwanda ngo bumva banekwa aho bari hose, batotezwa cyangwa bahigwa bukware. Aho ibi ntibigaragaza intege nke bafite gusa? Ngaho ngo bararogwa, barikanga baringa, barikanga igicucu cyabo…Mu by’ukuri benshi bikanga umutimanama wabo kubera ubuhemu bagiriye abantu benshi batanakibuka! Abo ngo nibo barindiriye guhirika ingoma!
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    Mbagiriye inama bakwirira utwo baronse n’iyo baba bataturuhiye (ariko basigaye biyuha akuya kuri internet da!) nibura bagatora agatege ejo batazagwa isari, bakabona impamvu bitwaza umunsi babajijwe n’abambari babo igituma batabasha guhirika ingoma ya Kagame. Murikoza ubusa ariko, burya koko baca umugani ngo: “Inyana y’impongo ivuka abahigi bayihigira ikarinda ibahotorana amahembe”.
    4. Gucira Kagame na FPR ibinyoma ni amatakirangoyi y’ababuze ibisobanuro ku myitwarire yabo y’inkundamugayo. Ni bimwe by’akabaye icwende katoga, kakwoga ntigacye, kanacya ntigashire umunuko. Mwabuze ubutwari bwo gusobanurira abanyarwanda (accountability) ibyo muryozwa ahubwo murashwekura mugana iyo bweze. Kugirango mwicire inshuro murahimba mugahimbarwa, mugasobanya amagambo mukibagirwa ibyo mwavuze ejo, mukivuguruza none. Mwikomye ababavuga babazi, babavuga uko babazi, ariko ntibibuza ukuri kuba ko. Uvuze ko nyiri urugo yapfuye siwe uba amwishe. Ntabwo bitangaje kuba Rudasingwa ari “inspired” na Hitler, koko rero strategy ya Rudasingwa nawe ni ukuvuga no gukwiza ibinyoma kuri President Kagame n’u Rwanda, yizera ko amaherezo bizafatwa nk’ukuri!! Ngo “ibihe biregereje”? Icyo nahamya ni uko “ibihe byanyu byo byageze”. Muri make kababayeho!
    5. Ubwoba bw’ingoma ya Kagame Rudasingwa yihaye guhanura buvuguruzwa n’ubushakashatsi bwa Barometer y’ubumwe n’ubwiyunge buri wese yabona abishatse, yerekana ko 90% by’abanyarwanda bafitiye icyizere ubuyobozi bwabo. Iyo Kagame atizera abanyarwanda ngo nabo bamwizere ntaba yarakurikiwe n’imbaga y’abanyarwanda igihe yabatangarizaga imigambi ye yiyamamaza, aribyo byacecekesheje abakemangaga imyitabire y’amatora bari mu gihugu, abarungurukiraga hanze bagatera iyabo mbyino. Ubwoba ntibwigeze buranga abanyarwanda bazima batagira icyo bishisha: biyemeje kubohora igihugu bitanga batihishe mu marwariro cyangwa ngo bihadike amatugunguru, baratabazwa ku rugamba muri Darfour, Haiti n’ahandi bagahaguruka bakitwara neza, barahamagarirwa kwiyunga bakagira ubutwari bakababarirana bakongera bakabana, baramaganira kure ibibatanya bagahaguruka bagahashya ababashuka. Aba nibo ntwari rero. Kuva ku muyobozi w’ikirenga wabo kugeza ku muturage bahagurukiye kwamaganira kure icyabasubiza inyuma. Intwari si izimokera hanze, kuko izo zitabuza iterambere ry’abanyarwanda rigaragarira mu bikorwa, intwari si izitema ibitsi izazikamiwe, ahubwo ni izigabira abatishoboye; intwari si izigambanira uwazikamiye ni izitura uwazigabiye; intwari si izitatira igihango, ni izubahiriza amasezerano.
    Rudasingwa ko bajya bavuga ko waba uri umuganga, kuki ukomeza kubeshya abantu ko voluntary vasectomy ari ugukona? Niba ali ko ubyumva uzasubire mu masomo yawe uzabona neza ko nta mahuriro. Aliko ndahamya ko ubikora nkana kugira ngo ubone abakuyoboka kubera ubujiji ubabibamo. None se President Kagame niwe wa mbere wakoresheje imbwa mu birebana n’umutekano? Urabizi neza ko imbwa zikoreshwa mu gutahura bombs, ibiyobyabwenge, gushakisha abaguweho n’amazu mugihe cy’imitingito y’isi nk’uko bikorwa muri iyi minsi muri Japan…Kuki ubyirengagiza?
    Kuba indege yagira antimissile system bitwaye iki? Kuri wowe kutagira ubwoba ni ukurara udakinze ugakandagira aho ubonye ukagendera mu ndege zitagira security…?
    Hanyuma se ya pistol wahoranaga ku desk yawe ukiri SG/RPF yasobanuraga ubwoba wari ufite (cyangwa washakaga gutera abantu)?
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    6. Ndagirango mbeshyuze isahura ushinja Kagame. Usahura yishyira ntaha abanyarwanda amashanyarazi akayakwirakwiza mu cyaro adahereye kwa nyirarume na nyinawabo, bitwaye amiliyoni y’amadolari; ntashyiraho imiyoboro y’ikoranabuhanga ya km 2500 igera mu Turere twose tw’igihugu, ntiyubaka imihanda ngo asibure n’iyasibye, ahuze uduce twose tw’igihugu ndetse n’ibihugu by’abaturanyi; ntashyiraho ibikorwaremezo bifitiye inyungu abanyarwanda birimo inyubako z’ubuyobozi kugera no ku nzego zegerejwe abaturage, aharangirizwa ibibazo byabo. Usahura yishyira ni uhimba amayeri akambura, agahemuka, agafata imyenda mu mabanki mu buryo budasobanutse agamije iyezandonke, akandagaza n’abamubyaye ayibitirira. Inama nakugira ni uko utakomeza guta igihe utega abandi iminsi, kuko n’iyawe nta control uyifiteho. Ntabwo isi izagendera ku butindi bwawe, umujinya udafite ishingiro n’ibyifuzo bibi ufitiye President wacu n’u Rwanda. Erega turi benshi cyane tumukunda kandi tumwifuriza byiza!
    Mbaye mvuze ibyo, ibindi ubundi.
    7. Uko Kagame yakirwa, yumvwa cyangwa afatwa n’amahanga biterwa n’abo uhisemo. Mu gihe urebye abo muvuga rumwe, mufatanya guhakana no gupfobya ukuri, mwahisemo guhakana ishyano rya jenoside ryaguye ku Rwanda mugamije inyungu zanyu, nta mugayo ni nka wa mugani w’abumvikana nk’abanyoni mu isoko . Ntibibujije rero ko hari abandi kandi na benshi kuruta abo, bamufata uko ari, bamuha agaciro akwiye, baha agaciro ibitekerezo n’ibyifuzo by’abanyarwanda bamwitoreye nk’umuyobozi wabo w’ikirenga. Aba banamuha ibihembo bashingiye ku bikorwa bye n’imyitwarire ye byiza kandi bishimwa na benshi. Gusubiza rero kuri we ni ikinyabupfura, asubiza benshi kenshi, ari abaturage basanzwe, ari abanyabwenge, abamushimira yewe ndetse n’abatemeranywa nawe afata umwanya akabasobanurira. Aha agaciro bose rero cyeretse ahubwo abatiha agaciro ubwabo, abo bo nta mwanya we yata, kuko umwanya we yawuhariyeineza y’abanyarwanda.
    Ese ahubwo nyibutsa… harya wibutse gushimira abaguhaye PhD (Hon) mu buyobozi n’impinduka nziza zabaye mu Rwanda(muri CV wiyandikiye ko wabonye Honorary PhD for Leadership and contribution to the positive changes that have taken place in Rwanda, dore ko iby’utaruhiye bikugwa neza!)? Ko njya numva se uhakana ko nta cyiza cyabaye mu Rwanda ruyobowe na Kagame, harya ibyo wahembewe wabikoze ku giti cyawe mu Rwanda rwawe rwa wenyine, cyangwa wagendeye ku buyobozi bw’u Rwanda tuzi rwari ruyobowe na Kagame n’igihe wahabwaga iryo shimwe? Mufashe hasi rero umureke ayobore urwo wahunze, yabiherewe ububasha n’abaturage.
    Nzaba numva!

  2. “The likelihood of a recurrence of violent conflict, including even the possibility of genocide, is very high.” this must be their wish or what they are preparing to do.

  3. In the words of brother Willis Shalita, it is indeed regretable that a Rwandan native like Rudasingwa could write such disturbing words. Is he really hungry of power that he is willing to do anything including working with interahamwe to commit another possible genocide in order to acquire power? What Rudasingwa forget is that Hutus interahamwe have no vested interest in working with him, but instead using him. What a short sighted man he is.

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