Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs
Since January 2nd ,2014, the media both local and international has directed its focus on the case of the Rwandan former spymaster, Colonel Patrick Karegeya found dead, strangled in a luxurious Hotel in Johannesbourg South Africa.
The first reaction that came from the Rwandan opposition suggested that the main suspect in the matter was the government of Rwanda. They based their argument on two main facts:
- Kagame pledged in front of the parliament to use all his energy to kill the RNC founders.
- In 2010, one of RNC founders survived two consecutive assassination plots.
The government of Rwanda has just revealed its feelings on Karegeya’s death. Via its foreign affairs, the government of Rwanda believes that Karegeya’s death should not spark pity, because he proved to be a strong opponent to RPF regime.
Although Mushikiwabo is commendable for her genuine answer (she expressed her true reality), the public is so shocked since statements like hers could also mean that she wanted Karegeya dead too.
According to Jaques Pauw of the city press “ It seems the Kagame regime will stop at nothing to stamp out dissidents and detractors, even if it means hunting them abroad” before adding that “ How ironic that a maestro of assassination could fall prey to the same plots and ploys he had once used”.
The same regime that former Rwandan external military intelligence chief Colonel Patrick Karegeya defended with blood ostensibly turned on him this week and left him lifeless in a swanky hotel room.
Dissident compatriots of the 54-year-old Karegeya were dumbfounded that the former Rwandan spymaster could so easily be lured into a death trap set for him at Sandton’s Michelangelo Hotel.
A top police unit is now searching for a Rwandan palm oil trader by the name of Apollo Kiririsi, who had a meeting with Karegeya at lunchtime on the last day of 2013.
By the time Karegeya’s body was discovered almost 20 hours later, Kiririsi had vanished. There is no record of him at the hotel as the room was booked under Karegeya’s name.
The Hawks’ Crimes Against the State unit is probing the probability that Kiririsi is a Rwandan agent who had befriended Karegeya over the past year to set him up for murder.
Karegeya had picked Kiririsi up on December 29 at the Sandton Gautrain station and took him to the Michelangelo Hotel.
Kiririsi said he had just flown in from Abu Dhabi. At around 2pm on Tuesday, Karegeya went to the hotel for his fatal meeting.
The slightly chubby Karegeya, a law graduate from Uganda’s Makerere University, fought back. He is said to have been trained by the Mossad and is a veteran of two of Africa’s bloodiest civil wars.
Karegeya was strangled and had no wounds, but there was blood in the room. At least one of his assailants left the hotel wounded”.
After this answer, Mushikiwabo should explain why so many people are in prisons after being accused and proclaimed guilty for having protested to show their happiness when Rwigema, the leader of 1990 Tutsi invasion was killed on October 2nd, 1990.