This is it huh? This is what it all boiled down to? Swearing-in the General, the former Rebel Leader and loyal commander of the previous blood-thirsty ruler Pierre Nkurunziza. Today, the eminent and newly minted President Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn-in in Gitega, Burundi.
After “winning” the May election and his predecessor allegedly dying of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus recently. The man was able to do this because the appointed Constitutional Court validate his request and ensured a safe journey into inauguration. Even if was months ahead of schedule and the predecessor hadn’t finished his last pet-pees before leaving planet earth.
Why do I don’t have faith in the man?
Well, you can tell who you are by the friends you associate yourself with. This is the loyal cadre who has gone up the ranks, been in various of positions and ran a political party in the midst of oppression and violence against the ones who stood in their way. The bloodshed and suffering put on Burundi. Has been on the watch and during the time of “Neva” or Ndayishimiye.
The President will by all means follow the foot steps of Nkurunziza. As his been the Party Secretary and is a hot headed General. That’s why we can expect more pain. It would be a shocker. Especially since he spoke with same regards about foreigners like the predecessors. They don’t want them to look or see the evil they do.
The CNDD-FDD and all of its state apparatus will use force and intimidate. If not silence and make their enemies stop. That is what this government do. They even have a violent youth wing (Imbonerakura) of the party, which is known results in that field. How the come as gang against their enemies and destroy them completely.
So with this knowledge and natural cynicism, I doubt the men who is around “Neva” and the ones who follows him will bring peace. They will continue their path. These men cannot stop now. The leadership has used this tactic since the civil war. They will not let it go now. That is all they know. This will not change. 15 years of it under Nkurunziza will not suddenly vanish with the new guy.
That is naive and foolish at best. Especially when the whole team is still behind. The only man who has left was the head and the “supreme guide”. There rest is still there and they know the drill. Peace.
“If all over the world we talk about the coronavirus pandemic, but we were able to gather without any problem, hold an electoral campaign without any problem, send our children to school and go to the market without worries….it is the hand of God which shows he has placed a special sign above our Burundi” – Pierre Nkurunziza at a rally on the 28th May 2020
The Supreme Leader for Patriotism, the three term President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza has come out with strong words and shown again his reckless behaviour. That has actually cost him and those surrounding him. Since, the President has downplayed and not taken the Global Pandemic of COVID-19 or Coronavirus seriously.
That’s why it’s both sad and ironic at the same time. There is no reports that Pierre got and his wife Denise Nkurunziza got it as well. Only his wife has able to leave the republic for treatment at Aga Khan in Nairobi, Kenya. She together with three bodyguards whose also been tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, the necessity for mass-testing and checking society should be key.
Especially, since the state, the party and the leadership have held open rallies and done as ordinary. There been no or nothing of social distancing, neither lockdowns or anything. That is why the spread of COVID-19 can be to heights we cannot imagine. We know its worrying, when the big-men and their wife catches it. Also, the workers of the Big-Men get it too.
It is not like the state can afford to ship every case or everyone who would treatment to Nairobi. Neither, would the Kenyan authorities accept it either. Even if the Kenyan authorities are not supposed to accept people with COVID-19. However, they did, because of the stature of the First Lady of Burundi.
Mr. President with this and the actions you have made. You have been living on a lie. Because, you get tested since your a big-man and the ones around you for the same reason. All of them get tested as of association with you. The general public doesn’t get this treatment. Neither, is there any safeguards nor open checks in place. All trust are just going directly to God.
God wouldn’t let you act a fool. God wants is us to use our mind and to our best abilities. Yes, we supposed to trust his will, but not stop using the tools around that. Which is what you have done, Mr. President. You could have in the last months of your Presidency, ensured testing capacities and abilities to secure the spread of COVID-19. However, you have lived on a prayer and therefore, you have not shielded yourself nor your wife.
The prayers didn’t save you, the faith didn’t stop the virus from spreading to you. You don’t know where it comes from. Your wife doesn’t know where it comes from. It could anybody your been close in the recent weeks of campaigns. There could be plenty of others inside the CNDD-FDD and the State House. Who are running around asymptomatic and with the illness. However, you cannot know, because you have not tested nor even tried to combat this.
That is why Mr. President, Supreme Leader of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, you have been living on a lie. Instead of acting upon a global pandemic. You have taken the easy way out, which now will cost. Hopefully, we hope, that the people of Aga Khan can heal and ensure good treatment of Denise.
You can now be remembered that in your ignorance and in your arrogance you risked your own family just for the glory of the party and your own legacy. Peace.