The British government has suddenly cancelled Rwandan President, Paul Kagame’s official visit which was schedule to take place between July 18 and 24.
During the same visit, Kagame was expected to feature as the guest of honour at a Rwandan youth convention known as Itorero.
Reliable source confirms that Rwandan Diaspora in the United Kingdom is preparing to foot the expenses incurred in organising the halted presidential visit to the UK.
The suspended presidential visit comes days after the British government warned Kigali authorities against political activities carried out by Rwanda’s ruling party the RPF on British soil which are said to be targeting Rwandan refugees living in the country.
Recently, the British Scotland yard Police and M16 sent a warning notice to members of Rwandan opposition living in UK of possible security threats. The same police sent a warning to Rwanda’s Embassy in the UK of tough diplomatic measures if they continued getting spotted in notorious diplomatic incidences.
A former Rwandan military intelligence official living in Belgium was suspected of involving in similar incidences when he was stopped from entering the UK on his way to France. Another Rwandan spy, one Rubagumya was also arrested in Uganda on related charges.
All these events follow a series of meetings held by Rwanda’s key security officials around Europe. One of such meetings was held on January 15 in London chaired by the Chief Spy Colonel. Dr. Emmanuel Ndahiro, in attendance was Rwandan Ambassador to Britain Ernest Rwamucyo, others at the meeting were Rwandan security operatives Jimmy Uwizeye, Col. Mupenzi , Linda, Lt. Tom Rwabugiri, and the representative of the Rwandan Diaspora in Britain Mr. Mugabo.
Despite different pieces of evidence attained by British secret services implicating Rwandan Government in dubious action against its critics in UK, ,president Kagame recently dramatically denied the Espionage allegations and instead irrespectively accused respected British security services of not being professional .
Although UK is one of Rwanda’s key donors, it has maintained that it’s mutual support is strictly based on mutual interests of respecting universal jurisdiction of Freedom of press , Freedom of expression and respecting value of citizens.
Suspending President Kagame’s visit sends a strong warning that the donor community and the entire Europeans continent is interested in seeing a responsible government in Rwanda that is accountable to the citizens than one that is bent on using the donors’ money in expanding the spy network that is cracking down its citizens in exile.
Rwandan spies invade Britain
Panic grips Rwandans living in Britain following news of Rwandan spies holding a number of secrete meetings in different cities around the country since January this year.
Reliable sources intimated to Umuvugizi newspaper that the meetings are convened by the chief spy, Col. Dr. Emanuel Ndahiro in different Rwandan residents’ homes.
One of such meetings was held on January 15, chaired by the Chief Spy Col. Dr. Ndahiro, was attended by Rwandan Ambassador to Britain Ernest Rwamucyo, Jimmy Uwizeye, Col. Mupenzi Linda, Lt. Tom Rwabugiri, and the representatives of Rwandan Diaspora in Britain Mr. Mugabo.
According to our source there, the meeting discussed ways of surrounding all Rwandan asylum seekers opposed to Kagame regime living in the European country especially after cessation of Rwandan refugee status anywhere in the world following the UN Cessation Clause that comes into effect, December 31, 2011
The meeting also sought to study why Rwandan refugees in Britain refused to attend a meeting called by Ambassador Rwamucyo held in cities of Coventry, Birmingham and Manchester.
Participants at the meeting expressed concern over the ways Rwandan refugees in Britain were joining Rwanda National Congress (RCN) and FDU-Inkingi instead of the ruling FPR.
Ambassador Ernest Rwamucyo urged participants to put more efforts in finding ways of stopping the refuges from joining the opposition and woe them to join the ruling party since the developments would create more problems for the RPF regime
The chief spy suggested sending a political mobilizer to help put some sense into the refugees to distance themselves from the opposition.
Capt. Gakwerere sent to mobilize refugees support for RPF
Following the January 15 meeting, Capt Gakwerere was sent to replace Col. Mupenzi whose evil acts had been noticed by many Rwandans living in Britain.
Capt. Gakwerere seen formally as retired from the army but informally active since he has been participating in many underground missions that aim at eliminating those opposed to Kagame regime.
Capt Gakwerere came to London disguising as a student at Oxford University residing in Banbury city, Oxfordshire.
Among other duties Capt Gakwerere is expected to execute include spying on Rwandan refugees living in Britain, writing reports to the ambassador, identifying where Rwandans reside, and how he can mobilize them into RPF.
Sources say, Capt. Gakwerere has embarked on his mission and has so far visited several cities in Britain like Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, and Plymouth, where he managed to meet several people asking them to join Kagame’s RPF as the message that brought him to the country.
Notable about Capt. Gakwerere is that he is among the suspects arrested by the S. African government following the attempted assassination on Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa early last year, he was temporarily released with investigations going still on.
Between March 04-7 Gakwerere and his friend Lt. Rwabugiri visited Edinburgh, Glasgow cities in Scotland, where they also met one Joseph Muhumuza who formerly worked in the DMI.
On March 19, at Col Mupenzi’s home where Gakwerere resides, a meeting was held where notable RPF officers like Brig. Gen Frank Rusagara, Jimmy Uwizeye, Pte Kazungu Appolinari, Lt John Kabeja, Lt Tom Rwabugiri, Hussain (London), Richard and the representative of the members of the Diaspora group in South Yorkshire, together with Capt Gakwerere’s youthful team were in attendance.
The youth are among the young people who used to work in Kagame’s army are being mobilised by the Chief Spy Emmanuel Ndahiro, Capt Gakwerere and Col. Mupenzi to go spying on Rwandans living in Britain, Holland, Belgium and France.
During the meeting, without being specific, Gen Rusagara and Capt Gakwerere urged the attendants to be patriotic and be prepared to do more work around Europe but starting from Britain. The unspecified work was to be paid highly with more privileges if done well just like the Murego, Feza Ruzibiza and Mugabo were rewarded.
The meeting also sought ways of replacing Mugabo and Murego, leaders of RPF and the Rwandan Diaspora in Britain.
The attendants were urged to identify where Rwandan refugees live everywhere in Europe. Col Mupenzi and company were specifically asked to spy on Rwandans even in Churches to sensitize them on “loving” their country, the development by Kagame’s leadership and how he only kills those deserving death.
“Good pay awaits those willing to work for Kagame’s government in their countries of refuge especially in Europe,” Rusagara told those at the meeting.
Those residing in Britain were in a special way urged to seek audience of the British parliamentarians to educate them on how Kagame has managed to develop his country in a short time while at the same time defending his killing of those opposed to his regime, journalists among other victims of RPF.
Jimmy Uwizeye, chief spy at the Rwandan Embassy in London is supposed to pay other spies while reporting the activities carried out.
The same meeting urged the attendants to keep watch of those opposed to government living in Britain and look for Rwandan refugees who have British citizenship.
Spying activities continue to be carried out on British soil by people disguising to be asylum seekers using those who have attained British residence permits, while those with British citizenship are not scared of working for Kagame since they have the protection of the British government as citizens.
Many Rwandan refugees living in Britain are scared of the spy network that may take innocent refugees especially given the cruelty such government agents can treat those suspected to be sympathisers of the opposition not ruling out murders.
How Kagame killed his comrades in the bush war
Major General Paul Kagame, while a rebel leader during the 1990-94 war that brought him to power, did not only kill his opponents – the former government forces whom he was fighting, but also killed his own bush war comrades.
According to Lt. Aloys Ruyenzi, most of those targeted were thought to harbor reservations about Kagame’s authority.
“Most targeted were those he thought would question his authority given that he assumed leadership of the then rebel outfit lacking legitimacy because there were many commanders senior to him in the RPA. He wanted to outmaneuver all his bush colleagues and establish himself as the indispensable politico-military figure in the organization,” Ruyenzi says.
Also targeted, the former officer says, were Hutu officers recruited within the ranks of the RPA as well as those who were considered loyal to the late Major General Fred Rwigema- RPA’s charismatic first commander.
“Notable of those killed under Kagame’s orders include Member of High Command (MHC) Innocent Muvunamyambo, who was killed in an ambush in 1992 by Kagame’s agents at a place called Gahondo,” the former officer claims.
Muvunamyambo was RPA’s General Administration Officer (GAO). Prior to his assassination, according to Ruyenzi, he had been rescued from Ruhengeri Maximum Security Prison by the RPA force which attacked president Habyarimana’s army there, bringing back with them many formerly imprisoned Ex-FAR officers including Major Theoneste Lizinde, Commander Ladislas Biseruka, and Muvunamyambo.
Before his incarceration MHC Muvunamyambo had been the Commanding Officer of former President Juvenal Habyarimana’s presidential guards.
Soon after the ambush, Ruyenzi claims, Kagame ordered the immediate killing of one Bucyana alias Agaba who had masterminded the ambush, fearful that he would later spill the secret.
Also assassinated on Kagame’s orders, claims Ruyenzi, was Member of High Command Sam Byaruhanga, who was shot at point blank range by one Captain Mustapha.
It is said that prior to his murder in 1991, Byaruhanga was Yankee Battalion Commanding Officer and the overall Operational Commander of the Rwandese Patriotic Army.
According to Ruyenzi, who is now exiled in France, Mustapha was assigned to murder MHC Sam Byaruhanga by Jo1 Kayumba Nyamwasa, then head of the much dreaded Directorate of Military Intelligence, on orders of Commander in Chief Paul Kagame.
“Actually, Afande Sam was aware that Kagame disliked him and wanted him dead. He used to tell his confidants that he will not be killed by the enemy, but by his fellow fighters,” says Ruyenzi, who also said that Kagame feared the late Byaruhanga’s military capacity and immense popularity enjoyed within the RPA.
Mustapha, now retired, owns a string of businesses, including a petrol station in Kayonza, eastern Rwanda. Our repeated calls to Mustapha for a comment on the validity of the allegations went unanswered.
The former officer, who was tracked down by The Newsline team in the Ugandan capital Kampala, claims killings of RPA officers on orders of then Vice President Paul Kagame continued after the RPA victory in 1994.
Ruyenzi said the most prominent of the post-1994 officers to be assasinated was Lt. Col. Wilson Rutayisire, who was gunned down in Congolese town of Goma by Lt. Col. J.B Murisa, in 2000.
Ruyenzi claims Kagame ordered the murder of Lt. Col. Rutayisire because the latter was against the RPA fighting the Uganda People Defense Forces in Kisangani. By the time of his gruesome death, Late Wilson Rutayisire was the RPA Liaison Officer based in Goma.
“One year before Rutayisire’s murder, Major, J.B. Birasa and Capt. Eddy were also ambushed and killed in Nyamugari in 1999 on orders of Paul Kagame,” Ruyenzi says.
Also killed in the sane year by poisoning was 2Lt. Kiiza, who had been demoted from Member of the High Command and Commanding Officer of the combined mobile force, Ruyenzi adds.
Kagame’s former close bodyguard, who is also Judge Jean Louis Bruguiere’s key witness in the indictments against nine senior Rwandan military officers, also claims Col. Theoneste Lizinde was gunned down in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by Kagame’s agents including Brigadier Gen. Jack Nziza, who was the de facto Rwandan Ambassador to Kenya.
It is of importance to note that Kagame’s former top spy, Col Patrick Karegeya, was also recently in the international news media claiming that President Paul Kagame is responsible for the assassination of Col. Theoneste Lizinde, alongside other dissidents in foreign countries.
Major Alex Ruzindana was also murdered on Kagame’s orders. “He was killed in Nyungwe killing site in 2001. He was lured out of the capital Kigali by Capt. Jean Marie Vianney Butera, a close confidant of Gen. Kabarebe, after convincing him that they were to travel together to the Democratic Republic of Congo to mine coltan,” Ruyenzi narrates.
“In the town of Butare, en-route to DRC, the two were joined by Capt. Tinka, then Brigade Intelligence Officer. When they neared the Nyungwe secret killing ground, which is on Butare- Cyangugu highway, Capt. Butera signaled the standby killing squad in Nyungwe, and they murdered late Ruzindana,” he claims.
Also killed was Col. Charles Ngonga, who, according to Ruyenzi, was administered a deadly poison by Lt. Col.Dan Munyuza – now a top spy in Kagame’s regime.
Major Sebititaweho, Ruyenzi claims, was also poisoned by security agents at Kanombe Military Hospital, on Kagame’s explicit orders. Prior to his death, Major Sebititaweho was in charge of the driving section of the logistics department of RPA.
Also murdered was one Captain Kasozi – a former signaller. Ruyenzi alleges Captain Kasozi was murdered at Kami prison, after being suspected of being an informer to a ‘foreign enemy’.
And, Ruyenzi claims, a one 2Lt. Mbayire was killed in the Nyamirambo suburb of Kigali, in order to conceal information about the assassinations of Col Theoneste Lizinda and Seth Sendashonga.
“He was with Jack Nziza in Rwanda’s Embassy in Nairobi at the time of murder attempt at Seth Sendashonga, and his murder, later, as well as the murder of Col. Theonest Lizinde. He was killed to evade any possible leak of this information,” Ruyenzi says.
The officer also remembers the RPA combatants whose death warrants were signed by President Paul Kagame with ease.
Among those, he says, are Lt. Eppa Rutayisire, who was shot dead in the Rwandan capital Kigali, December 28, 2000; Capt. Serwadda, who was shot dead by Lt. Col. Fred Nyamurangwa on the orders of Kagame in 1995 and Major Rashid Mugisha (kyojo), who was poisoned by security agents at Kanombe Military Hospital, under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Ntarindwa.
Also murdered by Kagame’s killing squad, according to Ruyenzi, is Lt. Dan Twahirwa, 2Lt. Dan Ndaruhutse (Kagame’s escort) and Major Dr. Ndahiro who was killed between Rwamagana and Kayonza in a staged-mnaged car accident.
According to Ruyenzi, Kagame did not only target the real or perceived enemies within the Rwanda Patriotic Army, but also other dissident politicians,
Notable of these is Seth Sendashonga, Rwanda’s first post-genocide internal affairs minister, who was shot dead in the Kenyan capital Nairobi where he had fled. Sendashonga had been earlier wounded in an assassination attempt on his life in Nairobi, which he survived narrowly.
“He was murdered by Kagame’s secret agents, under Brigadier General Jack Nziza, who was Rwanda’s de facto Ambassador to Kenya at that time,” he says. Brig.Nziza is now the Permanent Secretary in the Rwandan ministry of defense.
Ruyenzi says a Member of Parliament, Evariste Burakari, was also shot dead in commune Rutare, Byumba prefecture in 1997 by Kagame’s agent- Capt. Alex Rugira, who was later promoted to a Major.
Also shot dead was Assiel Kabera, a former presidential advisor. Ruyenzi claims the slain politician was shot by a combined force of the Republican Guard and Special Intelligence Services of the police force led by Col. Gacinya Rugumya, in 2000.