Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled into exile today and his not the first dissident to do that in 2022. He is the second high profiled writer and activist to flee the Republic. Dr. Stella Nyanzi fled into safety in the end of January 2022 and it was official on the 31st January 2022. It is only two weeks in between the fleeing of Kakwenza and Nyanzi.
So, it is clearly a pattern here. Dr. Nyanzi was for in exile in Kenya from end of January 2021 to April 2021. We don’t know how long Nyanzi will stay in Germany now, but this is the second time she says she’s in exile.
We are now seeing Kakwenza has crossed the border and without a passport, which is kept by the authorities, as the writer and activist wasn’t allowed to travel for medical treatment elsewhere. Today is really a worry as he has turned into a fugitive now.
This shows how limited the freedom of speech is and what the ones who dares to challenge regime has to do. The regime is clearly on a warpath and directly targeting the ones who writes, types or thinks outside the correct line. It is clear that there is only one man with a vision and the ones who doesn’t follow is endangering themselves.
That is why Kakwenza and Nyanzi had to flee. We know they have both written and stated on social media publicly what they feel about the regime leaders. They have written texts which humiliate and mocks the President and their family members. Since then they have been in legal jeopardy and been harshly treated by state security agencies.
It is not strange they both have fled and it is a sign of the times. As dissidents and honest actors in their writing they are getting barred, attacked and tried to be silenced by the state. This gives them all the reasons to flee or leave. Since, their voices are not heard and if so… it makes a court case or a torture case, which we have seen recently.
This just shows what the state does to the ones who doesn’t comply or follow the “guidance”. They have dared to write insulting words and been direct in their dissent of the regime. That has cost them a lot and they are also mocked. However, the state shows how limited the freedom is and what sort of liberty the state operates within.
They are just the proof of how limited and lackign ability to speak freely there is. These two are proof of the dictatorship and how the security agencies are working directly for the first family. As they are serving the avenging powers upon those who offend the Don or his Son. Therefore, everyone should know about this.
If your own citizens has to flee into exile to be able to speak their mind. You know the Republic is a heaven for the dictator and not for his subjects. Peace.