Rwanda: Rough Days Ahead for Diaspora Who Spew Hate and Fake Stories- President Paul Kagame
By Mohammed M. Mupenda
Rwandan President warns Father Thomas Nahimana over the rumors he has been spreading that the strong man is dead, he says that he may one day see himself in Rwanda as it happened to Mr. Rusesabagina.
This is after a recent video was released showing Father Thomas Nahimana saying “President Kagame’s death”.
The rumor that has been circulating on social media, and YouTube for some weeks, some believed that it is real, while others never paid much attention/denied.
PAV correspondent in diaspora has been receiving calls, text messages, voices from African diaspora worldwide and those interested in Rwanda politics, all asking to help verify the death news’ sources. “Of course, i had it that President Paul Kagame is safe and doing well in Kigali”. This made us believe that we are the most trusted source of information and people believe in us.
In Sunday’s interview with Rwanda Broadcast Agency (RBA) President Kagame openly warns Father Nahimana that one day he might be brought to Rwanda.
“It simply came to our notice then that the priest would not be surprised if he does have the same day as Rusesabagina, “he said.
He also saves the dead, those he kills and those he does, but in the end, it will happen to him…he will find out he does know how he got here in the end
He advises youth that they should analyze the content posted on social media.
“Young people should know how to analyze. Let them know what to put on social media sites which would cause more problems than solving them,”
He adds that people live their lives, “we can’t stop people living their lives in such bad ways”.
Don’t get surprised if Nahimana goes ahead and says that the person you were talking to is not President Kagame! Nahimana talks about something today and jumps to another tomorrow.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame portrays himself as a modern-day politician who sees social media as a way of championing democracy and development.
However, his opponents accuse him of being the latest in a long line of authoritarian rulers in Africa.
His regime brutally suppressed the opposition and killed some of his most vocal critics – a charge his allies vehemently deny.
Mr Kagame’s powerful network of spies have been accused of carrying out spate cross-border assassinations and abductions.
*Mohammed M. Mupenda is a news correspondent and freelance reporter, who has written for publications in the United States and abroad. He is also a French and East African language interpreter.