General Paul Kagame, the President for life of Rwanda. The man who consolidated all power and keeps everyone else on a leach in Kigali. The Rwandese President has a history and the ones who dissent to him is silenced. Kagame has ensured the ones who is in his way either gets detained, poisoned or dies suddenly. That has been reoccurring during all the years in power.
While people are praising him for his achievements, the propaganda and the grandeur of certain policies. They are not seeing the ill and vicious side of the regime. The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) is all under his control and nothing is without his touches.
Kagame has been a key architect behind a lot of slaughter, horrific murders and possible genocides. A man like that shouldn’t be seen as a “statesman”. When he has issued more orders of death, than creating possible development of his domain. The Rwandese President wants his story to not be told, but the show the stadiums, the cleanliness and the “progressive” manners of which he rules with an iron fist.
Kagame don’t want the stories of FRONASA. Surely he don’t want his nickname from the bush-war days in the National Resistance Army (NRA) as ‘Pilato’. That was his nickname because of his ruthlessness during the bush-war in 1980 to 1986. I’m sure that he don’t want people to remember his time as a Head of Administration at the Military Intelligence at Basiima House.
Just as Kagame was heading and being a high ranking commander during the regime overthrow between 1990 to 1994. Where he participated in massacres and murders. As his RPF was doing whatever it could to take power from exile. This was done with support and help by his ally in Kampala, Museveni.
So, we know that Kagame and the RPA was part of the deaths in Luweero Triangle and also part of the genocide in Rwanda. Kagame has been vital part of these violations, horrific atrocities and murders to get power in Uganda and Rwanda. This continued by the forged alliance between Kigali and Kampala who together overthrow the leadership in Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo twice. Where they have after this also supported proxy militias and looted that Republic across its border. This is continuing to this day. Where Kagame is also responsible for vast amounts of death over decades in the DRC.
Why do I say all of this and put this out there? Well, the praises of him should stop. His a calculated killer and been trained to do this. That is why suddenly his detractors after falling and dying. They are assassinated, killed and suspiciously gone missing. The state will always state they don’t know and they will investigate the deaths, but they are never properly solved or proven. As everyone knows the state was involved in the demise of these people.
While that is happening. The state have PR exercises and trying to forge another narrative. The state is willing to sell other stories and selling Kagame as a saint. The state is trying together with the President to look as the greatest leader and the grandest man to ever be President. The President clearly doesn’t want to be known as ‘Pilato’.
Kagame wants to be a smooth sooth-sayer, but everyone should know the truth. His a militant and a autocrat, who is not leaving anyone behind. The ones who stands in his path gets buried. That is a tragic state of affairs, but the reality is this sinister.
The RPF and the Rwandan government never would like the truth to come out. They rather bully someone who says it and dismiss it. They are calling writers who speaks the truth all sort of names and does what it can to tarnish them. It is just tragic and the world should know. As Kagame wants to be known as a statesman, but they should know that its a lie. A big fat lie and not the truth at all.
Kagame is a killer and a calculated one. He is deceitful and dishonest. There is nothing else to it. Peace.
There is time for this to be blasted and not be forgotten. The President of Uganda since 1986. Have been vital and the one behind several of wars. Not only was he the man behind the bush-war, which lasted between 1980 to 1986. He was also part of the prolonged war in Northern Uganda too. The President ensured the conflict to last and made it possible to reign supreme in Kampala.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni needs to be remembered for how he wanted to be the Kingmaker and anoint the leaders in East Africa and in the Great Lakes Region. The rebel wanted his fellow peers in power and not independent leaders who he couldn’t control. The President wanted his sort of people and assert influence there.
So, the Son of Kaguta have involved himself in the Luweero Triangle. Used the boost of military power to take office. He used the same armies and soldiers to get involved in conflicts elsewhere.
Museveni was the engineer and the support system of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) between 1990 to 1994. The President was part of the coalition who went into Zaire or Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
I can say this become statements like these:
“Sergeant Kayitana declared that the weapons, vehicles and other logistical means used by the combatants of RPF – Inkotanyi were provided by the Ugandan Government, which also puts training camps at their disposal. He asserted that it is President Museveni who is behind the war being waged against Rwanda. The following is an extract from his statement on this subject: “I’m making a call to President Museveni of Uganda because he is the engineer of this war, he is the one providing weapons, he is the one confusing the Rwandese and Ugandans who are there (in Uganda), he is the one creating all such things … that he should stop doing so.”” (Letter dated 21 April 1994 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda addressed to the President of the Security Council, 1994).
About the pretext for the attacks on Democratic Republic of Congo:
“Uganda has said that the alleged Ugandan dissidents living in Zaire have taken advantage of “the rebellion” to violate Ugandan territory. Why would they have waited for “the rebellion” to break out in Zaire totake action against Uganda, one third of whose territory is under their control? This statement is simply a pretext to justify an unprovoked attack on Zaire. The truth of the matter is that neither before nor after “the rebellion”and the instability created by Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda did Ugandan dissidents make incursions into Uganda from Zaire. Did not the Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eriya Kategaya, acknowledge at the Ouagadougou summit held on6 February 1996 that his country had shelled the town of Kasindi in Zaire? Can he tell us what Ugandan dissidents are in Kasindi?” (…) “The members of the United Nations Security Council should not let themselves be fooled by the statements of intent and petitions of principle contained in paragraphs 4-15 of the communiqué from the Ugandan Government. The Kampala regime is known for its deceit. After swearing everywhere that Ugandan troops had not entered Zairian territory, several States ultimately came across evidence that irrefutably established their presence there. How reliable, then, can the Kampala regime be? How can a country which takes the initiative of attacking another country enjoy any credibility when it presents the other country with a peace plan to deal with the effects of the attack? The statements of the French and Belgian Governments and the United States Department of State, taken together with the material evidence collected by Zaire, show that the Ugandan Government is persisting in this lie when it claims, in paragraph 7 of the aforementioned document, that it has no soldiers involved with the current problem in eastern Zaire” (Reply of the Government of the Republic of Zaire to the communiqué dated 30 January 1997 from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, 1997).
These stories needs to be retold and not forgotten as these are important to tell. President Museveni needs to be remind, but also know that it is not water under the bridge. The actions he did and wars he supported for his own benefits has to catch-up on him.
Museveni has played these wars out and installed favourable Heads of State, which he haven’t only done here. However, we have to remind the world of how he did it in Rwanda and the DRC. That he ensured Kagame, Laurent Kabila and Joseph Kabila. All of these was leaders Museveni wanted on the throne. Being the kingmaker of the region and have allies in the region.
He was the engineer and the mechanic behind these conflicts. He used his comrades in the RPF to do it and get his people on top. The fall-out between Kagame and Museveni happened later. Nevertheless, these two have a career where they have helped each other out all the way from the FRONASA days. Therefore, Museveni knows that the Kagame has knowledge of his past and what the did together to get where they are today. Peace.
Since the establishment of the East African Community (EAC) on the 30th November 1999 there been a promise of more integration and “open” borders between the member states. However, there has by the time and the promise been hurdles. Seemingly with time the EAC Partner States or Member States should have resolved these, but there seems to significant changes with every twist and turn.
This involves Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. They are part of it and has their place. The EAC is working on a Customs Union, Common Market, Monetary Union and the Political Federation/Confederation.
The last piece has moved further as the EAC secretariat is having a 14 day consultations in Uganda and drafting a EAC Political Federation Constitution. That will be vastly different than the treaty, which established the EAC in November 1999. The EAC haven’t even been able to create the other features promised in the EAC. How will it be able to create a confederacy? When it cannot even ensure common market and a customs union over all these years?
Rwanda has distrust with Burundi. Burundi has distrust with Rwanda. Rwanda and Uganda are distrusting each other. Kenya and Tanzania are having squabbles. Even Kenyan and Uganda are having trade-wars too. All of this are supposed to be settled and be water under the bridge. All the people are supposed to be humble and let bygones be bygones. Just forgetting about the issues and the diplomatic impasses, which haven’t been settled and cleared.
Justice Benjamin Odoki can believe in the Confederacy and establishing a Confederation. However, there are two many chickens who isn’t allowed to pass border points. There are to much milk wasted and fighting over ownership over islands on Lake Victoria to suddenly kiss and make up. There are so many hurdles which needs a resolve before even starting writing a constitution for a huge project like this.
Burundi wouldn’t even participate or be part of EAC Heads of State with Rwanda as the Chairman of the EAC of late. There so many possible conflicts and landmines, which if one person dances on that field. It would blow up right in your face.
In 2021 the EAC Confederacy seems like a dream. A dream Yoweri Museveni has had for years. However, it is not sustainable or viable when you cannot even set the bar or the standards for trading chickens across the EAC. When you are not able to trade milk or maize. There are just to many issues with the small offerings, before you take the whole house.
The EAC will go from being a regional intergovernmental organisation to a League of Nation with a Union of Sovereign States united for one purpose. The EAC would become similar to the European Union in East Africa. The EALA and EAC Head of State Summits would have more power and a bigger mandate. They would regulate the trading agreements and joint movement rules between all the member states. That is furthering the powers of today’s secretariat in Arusha.
The EAC needs to fix the spoils and the neighbourly spats which are happening in East Africa. Before they are bounding itself a bigger adventure. When it hasn’t fixed and ensured more flexible trading between the nations. How can it suddenly become a EU of the East Africa?
I don’t see that happening. The EAC needs to gets the ducks in a row or be able to trade chickens before it makes the EALA into the next European Parliament and configures its own European Commission. As it already has its Heads of State Summits, which is more a photo-op these days. Than a place of unity and pledges of furthering the integration of the partner states.
That’s why the EAC needs to swallow some chickens and drink some chai tea before it continues this journey. Peace.