08/07/2004

LT Aloys RUYENZI ARASHINJA PEREZIDA Paul KAGAME

GENERAL MAJOR PAUL KAGAME NIWE URI INYUMA Y’IHANURWA RY’INDEGE YA NYAKWIGENDERA HABYARIMANA :

UBUHAMYA BW’UWABIHAGAZEHO

 

1.      Maze iminsi nkurikirana amagambo yavuzwe ku byaha biregwa perezida Paul Kagame utegeka u Rwanda, nkumva abamushinja n’uko yisobanura yigira umwere. Ni ngombwa ko nanjye ntangariza abanyarwanda n’amahanga ko mushinja kumugaragaro, ngo ejo atazakomeza kubeshya igihugu cyose n’amahanga. Natinze kugira ibyo ntangariza kumugaragaro, kuberako aho nari ndi mu gihugu cya Uganda  ntabashaga kuhatangariza ibishinja Paul Kagame, yajyaga kunyicisha akoresheje ba maneko be. Njye muzi nk’umusirikare wabanye nawe  ndi mu bamurinda ba hafi cyane, mu gihe cy’imyaka hafi icumi, kugeza mpunze u Rwanda.

Imyirondoro yanjye

2.      Nitwa Aloys Ruyenzi, navutse tariki 1/3/1971 mvukira  mu gihugu cya Uganda ku babyeyi b’impunzi z’abanyarwanda. Muri Uganda niho nakuliye, ndahigira , kugeza ngiye mu gisirikare cya NRA (National Resistance Army) mu mwaka wa 1987. Ubwo namaze amezi 6 muri  basic training (amahugurwa y’ibanze), mpita ntoranwa mu bajya gukora amahugurwa mw’iperereza. Naryo narimazemo andi mezi atandatu. Nkiyarangiza noherejwe  muri North  ya Uganda nshyirwa muli 23rd Bn, ubwo nari I.S (Intelligence Staff). Nakozeyo igihe cy’umwaka umwe  ngarurwa i Kampala, mpamagajwe na DMI na Major Paul Kagame yari arimo, ngo nze mu yandi mahugurwa yisumbuyeho mu byitwa ”Intelligence and Self-Defense Course.” Icyo gihe ni nabwo natangiye kumenywa na Major Paul Kagame, ubwo yari Officer  akomeye muli DMI ya Uganda. Nahunze igihugu  nkora muli Republican Guard, ariyo unit irinda perezida Paul Kagame, nkaba nari Second Lieutenant, mfite Army number OP1460.

Kuva RPA (Rwandese Patriotic Army) itangira nari nyirimo.

3.      Intambara itangiye tariki ya 1/10/1990, nanjye natabaranye n’abandi, mbanza kuba muli 4thBn, ndwanira muli Park y’Akagera, kugeza aho tunesherejwe dusubira muli Uganda, dutangira intambara ya kinyeshyamba (Guerilla). Nakomereje muli Lima Combined Mobile Force, nyibamo, ari naho navuye njyanwa muli High Command Unit, nayigereranya n’ibyitwa Etat major ubu, uretse ko yo ahanini yarimo abarinda Major Paul Kagame. Nabanje gushyirwa mu ka gurupe k’abarashisha missiles, mpamara akanya gato, mpava njyanwa  mu barinda Major Paul Kagame.

 

4.      Aho ngereye mu barinda Major Paul Kagame, nasubiye mu kazi kanjye k’iperereza, ngahora hafi cyane ye mu bitwa close body guards. Igihe cyose yabaga apanga akazi ke ko kuyobora intambara, ntacyo yavuze, yategetse ko gikorwa cyangwa nta nama yayoboye mu karere ka RPA ngo mbure kumenya ibyavuzwe. Kenshi byavugwaga mpahagaze, kuburyo ibyo mushinja bitari amagambo y’amabwirano, cyangwa inkuru zizungurutse kure.

 

5.      Tumaze gufata leta nabwo, nongeye kwoherezwa mu mahugurwa yitwa ”Intelligence and VIP protection Course”(Ibyo kurinda abantu bakomeye nkaba perezida n’abandi). Tugarutse nasubijwe na none mu barinzi ba hafi ba Major General Paul Kagame. Aho intambara za Zaïre zatangiriye, nabwo nanjye noherejweyo, nk’uko Paul Kagame akunda kubigenza, buri gihe agira abantu be ba hafi yohereza mu mirimo itandukanye ngo ajye abona amakuru ahagije. Ntakantu na kamwe aba atakurikiranye. Izo ntambara nazibayemo, ndi ku kazi special ka Republican Guard. Ibyo nahaboneye n’ibyahakorewe bijyanye no kwica abaturage, nzagira uburyo buhagije nzabitangariza abanyarwanda n’isi yose. Nabyo ni amarorerwa uriya mugabo yakoresheje abasirikare be kw’itegeko.

 

6.      Yategetse ko imbaga y’abaturage irimburwa, nta mbabazi, ndetse n’abatabyitabiriye bavanyweho icyizere, abandi bicwa urusorongo, ngo batazamuvamo. Si aho gusa, n’intambara ziswe iz’abacengezi, nazo nazibayemo, haba mu Ruhengeri, haba no muli Gisenyi. Aho hose habereye irimbura-bwoko, nta gihe ntabirwanije bigeze aho ntangira no kwitwa umwanzi.

 

Impamvu zatumye mpunga Igihugu narwaniriye, kandi nkunda.

7.      Nkuko nabivuze, nabaye umusirikare wa RPA igihe cyose yatangiriye. Nayijemo numva mparanira ko akarengane gacika, haba mu gihugu, haba no ku babyeyi bacu, abavandimwe natwe ubwacu ngo dutahe mu rwatubyaye. Sinigeze numvako uko gutaha bizaba bisobanura kwica abo tuhasanze ngo dukunde dutegeke igihugu. Nyamara kwica nibyo nasanganye uwatuyoboraga, kandi ibyo ategetse ntibivuguruzwa niko ateye.

8.      Na none, nagize akaga ko gushyirwa mu bamurinda, bo, batanizerana ubwabo, kubera ko twese twabaga umwe ari maneko kuwundi. Nanjye ubwanjye nari maneko, ariko mbizi neza ko nanjye ngira abaneka muli bagenzi banjye. Iyo niyo mikorere yambere ya Paul Kagame, nawe ubwe njya mbona atiyizera nkanswe kwizera undi.

9.      Izo nzego z’iperereza, mu by’ukuri ntabwo zikora akazi k’iperereza rya gisirikare nkuko byitwa, ahubwo n’uduco tw’abicanyi kabuhariwe Paul Kagame yishyiriyeho, ku mibare ihanitse, kuburyo baberaho kwica, nawe agategekera muli ayo maraso. Biraruhije cyane rero nkuko nabivugaga hejuru, kubana nawe, ukanitwa maneko, kandi ukabaho utemera kwica kandi ariwo murimo wa ba maneko b’u Rwanda. Niba hagati aho batampitanye, nzabona umwanya uhagije wo gushyira ahagaragara ubwicanyi nzi bwategetswe na Paul Kagame, mbibona, mbyumva. Kuko ntabwo mbona nabasha kubyandika ku mpapuro nkeya.

10. Rero, kuba narinzi ko dutashye guharanira kwishyira ukizana by’abaturage nkasanga tugiye twese kuzagirwa abicanyi, narabyanze.

11. Nabyanze na none ariko ntafite aho mbihungira, kuko mu ntambara nta buryo bwo kuva mu karere ka RPA bwashobokaga, kuko uwafatwaga atorotse yicishwaga ifuni. Ibyo narimbizi sinari kubipima. Birababaje rero kuba narabashije gukomeza kwihanganira kubana n’umwicanyi muzi mureba.

12. Uko kutemera ubwicanyi bupanzwe, buhagarariwe kandi bushyizwe mu bikorwa kw’itegeko rya Paul Kagame, niko kwamviriyemo guhigwa, kuko kudakora ibyo abandi bategekwa bakabyemera wowe ukabyanga byafatwaga nk’ubugambanyi. Ndetse naje no guhigwa ngo ubwo ntemeranya nabo, bivuze ko nshobora no kubavamo. Kubera ibyo byose, nageze igihe ntangira guhigwa nitwa ko nkorana n’abitwaga negative forces. Njye kandi nari nzi ko abitwa gutyo ari interahamwe zaheze Zaïre. Narabifungiwe, banongeraho ndetse ngo nanafunguye Interahamwe ahitwa kuli Nkamira muli Gisenyi. Uretse ko nta na gereza y’interahamwe ihaba, nta niyo narekura nyibona kandi ihamwa kuba yarishe abantu. Nta mbabazi namba nabasha kugirira interahamwe (aha ariko simvuga ababyitirirwa bose akenshi bazira gusa ko ari abahutu).

13. Igihe nakoranaga na gendarmeri, aho hantu nafungiwe, abahafungirwaga babaga ari abakoze ibyaha bisanzwe, ahanini bishingiye ku masambu n’amatungo mu baturage bamburana. Nafunzwe tariki  8/6/1999, nzizwa ayo maherere, nyuma abamfunze nabo bibatera isoni barandekura, nsubizwa mu barinzi ba Major General Paul Kagame.

 

Nakorewe byinshi bigamije kunyivugana :

14. Nyuma yo gukomeza kunkeka kuko ntemera kwica abaturage nk’abandi, byageze aho hageragezwa uburyo bwo kunyica, ndasiwe mu mutego (ambush). Ubwambere, nasimbutse ambush mva ku Gisenyi, njya Kabaya, ubwo nari ndenze gato Mukamira, manuka Karago. Naburiwe n’umwe muli ba maneko twumvikanaga, mba ndarusimbutse. Icyo gihe hari itariki 13/4/1999.

 

15. Ubwa kabiri natezwe nabwo nkakizwa gusa n’Imana, ndetse nkanapfusha abasirikare 2 mu bandindaga, umwe witwaga pte Kabera James, undi witwaga pte Hodari w’umugogwe, hari tariki 15/5/2001. Icyo gihe nari ntumwe ku Gisenyi ku kazi ka Gisirikare, ndasirwa hafi yo mu makorosi ya Buranga ngiye kugera Ruhengeri. Nabwo nari nabimenye kuko akazi nari ntumweho, sinibaza impamvu kasabaga ko arinjye ujyayo, uretse ko ntajyaga no kubyanga kubera itegeko. Nakurikijwe imodoka, igenda iranga aho ngeze, inabwira abanteze ko ngiye kubageraho. Bo ntacyo batakoze kuko Landcruiser narimo barayishwanyaguje, banyicira abasirikare, njye mvanwamo n’Imana.

 

16. Ubwanyuma, ari nawo munsi nahise mpunga, hari tariki 18/11/2001, ubwo wari umunsi ntarengwa, nagombaga kwicwa, kandi byari byashinzwe utugurupe tubiri, kuburyo kamwe ni kampusha akandi kanyica. Nabibwiwe n’umwe mu bacuze uwo mugambi, ati ntacyo dupfa, kiza amagara yawe, utagiye amaraso yawe mubazayabazwa sindimo. Uwo munsi nibwo natorotse mpungira Uganda.

 

17. Ntibabashije guhita bumva imihungire yanjye, babanza kumfungirana ahantu (muri CMI : Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence) bambwira ko ari umutekano wanjye, ariko nasanze kwari ukunyigaho gusa. Iyaba ari umutekano wanjye gusa, ntabwo bari kumvana aho bari barampishe. Ahubwo, aho bamenyeye neza koko ko nahunze mpigwa nibwo bandetse ngo nshake aho nibera hampaye amahoro. Nasanze muli Uganda ntabasha kuhaba kubera ko inzego z’iperereza z’u Rwanda zihakorera kurusha ngirango n’iza Uganda ubwazo. Ikindi hari benshi bahashimuswe bagezwa mu Rwanda bakaba tortured, bakicwa nabi. Nibwo nafashe inzira yo gukomeza ubuhunzi bwanjye. Ubu nageze aho mbasha kuvuga amarorerwa yakozwe na General Major Paul Kagame, n’agaco k’abicanyi yishyize impande n’impande. Nashatse kwongera izi mpamvu zo guhunga kwanjye ku buhamya kugira ngo humvikane akaga umusirikare wa APR utaremeraga gukora ibyo Kagame ashaka, ukuntu yahigwaga benshi muli bo bakaba baranishwe. Bityo, buhoro buhoro, ikosa ryo gufata abasirikare bose b’abatutsi nk’abicanyi bizagenda bishira mu myumvire ya benshi.

 

General Kagame yakoze amarorerwa, agomba kubiryozwa

A. Ndabanza mvuge uko muzi:

18. General Major P. Kagame, muli kamere ye, atandukanye n’abandi bantu. Agira umujinya w’umurandura nzuzi, umwe umufata akanagera aho amenagura ibintu mu nzu. Ni umuntu utavugirwamo narimwe, icyo avuze ntaburyo nabuke aguha bwo kuba wagira icyo wongeraho. Nabanye nawe, nta nama agirwa, icyo ategetse ni icyo. N’iyo ahamagaye abantu ngo baze mu nama, ntayo bakora uretse kubabwira ibyo yapanze gusa, sinzi niba iyo ari inama. Kagame, akunda kwica cyane, kuburyo iyo umwe mubamuba hafi avuze ati naka ko twumva atavuga byiza Afande? Ibyo birahagije, igisubizo ababaza icyo barindiriye ngo bice icyo kijinga?

 

19. Kagame abasha kumara ukwezi ataraseka na rimwe, arara amajoro, atukana, ashihurana. Ntawe adakubita, uwariwe wese iyo ahamagawe iwe, aza atitira, keretse abatoni be ba hafi nka General Kabarebe. Ubundi abandi kugeza no kuli ba Col Ndugute yarakubitaga tukumirwa. Akunda cyane kumena amaraso, kuko njye iminsi yose nabanye nawe, byaramuzinduraga, akajya no kureba aho DMI yafungiye abantu, rimwe na rimwe akanahagarikira uko bicwa. Ndibuka nk’ahantu i Muhura we ubwe yigiriye kuli 12.7mmAAC iri ku jeep ya escort arasa isoko ry’abaturage. Ubwo hari mu ntambara mu 1994. Anategeka abasirikare kubarashisha imbunda zose bafite. Biratangaje rwose kubona umuntu wari umukuru cyane hejuru iyo, ajya kwiroha mu kwica abaturage buzuye isoko, we ubwe akarasa aseka cyane. Guseka kwe ntibiterwa n’uko yishimye ahubwo iyo yishe nibwo aseka.

 

20. Kagame akurikirana buri kantu, n’ubwo zaba patrols z’abasirikare rwose, ibyo bavugana kuturadiyo twabo aba abumviriza.

 

21.  Iyo afite umwanya byose arabyikurikiranira. Buri munsi, mu gitondo na nimugoroba, atumaho ba signalors be (abakoresha amaradiyo ya Gisirikare), agasoma za messages za gisirikare. Kenshi nawe akohereza amabwirizaye bitanaciye ku mukuru w’ingabo. Ndashaka kwerekana ukuntu buri kantu kose kakozwe na RPA, byanze bikunze biba byategetswe nawe. Uretse nk’ibyaha bisanzwe by’umuntu ku giti cye, ariko ibijyanye n’imirwano byose, niwe uba yabitegetse. N’abo afunga, cyangwa yafunze kuva na kera, bivugwa ko bafungiwe operations, ni abatabashije gukora uko yashakaga. Ingero ni nk’abasirikare bafungiwe ibyaha bya operations. Abo ntibaba bafungiwe ko bishe abaturage, ahubwo baba bafungiwe ko batabashije kurigisa imirambo yabo. Icyo kuri we nicyo cyaha, naho kwica byo, urusha abandi kwica benshi kandi akanazimiza imirambo, uwo bidatinze aba yabaye General cyangwa Colonel.

 

22. Ikintu kindi General Major Paul Kagame yisangije wenyine ngira ngo kw’isi, ni uko igisirikare cyose yagihinduye ba maneko. Iyo hazwi 5, haba hari abandi nka 20 batazwi. Kandi bose bafite inzira ziciye ahandi bakamugezaho amakuru. Ni umunyamayeri, avanze n’ubugome buhanitse. Ntabwo amayeri ye ajya ashira. Afite abasirikare yitoranirije akoresheje imibare ye, kuburyo bakora akazi ko gusohoza imigambi ye nawe akabarinda icyabahungabanya. Bose yabahinduye abicanyi, kuburyo ntanuwatinyuka kumuvaho kuko aho bajya hose batabwa muli yombi. General Kagame ni intabikangwa , nta mpungenge agira mu buzima bwe, akora icyo ashatse, akanerura, akishongora cyane. Asuzugura abantu, kandi imbere ye, benshi abita abajinga (ibicucu). Mu kazi ke General Major Paul Kagame kuva mbanye nawe, ntiyibuka no kurya, aryama saa munani z’ijoro, akabyuka saa kumi n’imwe. Niko abaho, asinzira gake cyane. Nta nshuti magara agira, ahinduka nk’igicu.

 

B. Ndavuga bimwe mu byaha bikomeye yakoze cyangwa yakoresheje igisirikare yayoboye kugeza ubu.

23. Yatanze amategeko yo kurasa indege yarimo ba perezida Habyarimana Juvenal w’u Rwanda na Ntaryamira wa Burundi.

24. Narumiwe numvise yiha kubihakana. Numvise amakinamico kuli radiyo-rwanda no muli za radiyo mpuzamahanga. Numvise abantu b’abasiviliyani nka Minister Charles Muligande, asobanura iby’abasirikare babaye Kigali n’abatabayeyo, avuga ngo RPA ntiyarashe indege ya Habyarimana.

25. Reka nanjye mbivuge, njye inama ya nyuma yo kurasa indege yabaye mpahagaze, hari kuva saa munani n’igice kugeza saa cyenda n’igice(2.30pm-3.30pm). Ibyo ni inkuru nahagazeho, abayirashe ndabazi, nabanaga nabo mu High command. Ni 2nd Lt Frank Nziza, na Cpl Eric Hakizimana.

26. Ibyo si amagambo, ni ibyabaye bipangwa, bitegekwa mpagaze aho. Iyo nama yabaye ari tariki 31/3/1994. Inama yari iyobowe na Generali Majoro Paul Kagame ubwe. Abandi ba ofisiye bari bayirimo ni Col Kayumba Nyamwasa, Col Théoneste Lizinde, Lt Col James Kabarebe, Major Jacob Tumwine na Captain Charles Karamba. Niyumviye ubwanjye Paul Kagame abaza Col Lizinde raporo y’aho ibyo yashinzwe bigeze. Niboneye kandi ubwanjye Col Lizinde ahereza Paul Kagame ikarita y’ahantu hatoranijwe mu kurasa indege ya Habyarimana ...  Ntabwo nshaka kwica iperereza ry’abarikora, naba mpaye amahirwe abo bicanyi yo kwitegura, cyokora umunsi inkiko zakeneye ko nza kuzitangamo ubuhamya, nzitaba mvuge akari imurore igihe cyose nzaba ntaricwa.

 

C. Amategeko yo kwica abaturage kuva igihe cyose nabereye  mu High command, ndi hafi ya Paul Kagame  narayumvise.

27. Yatanze incuro nyinshi amategeko yo kwica abaturage benshi bashoboka. Ibyo byabereye ahantu hose muli Byumba, Ruhengeri n’ahandi mbere ya genocide yakorewe abatutsi. Ndetse no mu ntambara yanyuma ya 94, muli genocide, yategetse neza mpari uko abaturage bazicwa, cyane cyane uturere twose tw’Umutara, Byumba na Kibungo. Ibyo yabikurikiranaga nk’uwogeza umupira. Ibyo rwose yanabikoresheje abasirikare bamurinda bwite. Ibindi abitoraniriza ababikora ba DMI.

 

28. Amabwiriza yahaye ba Members ba High Command, y’uko Units zabo zizica mu buryo bupanzwe, ibyo narabyumvaga. Ubwo hari igihe yategekaga ko indege ya Habyarimana iraswa. Hari hamaze igihe hari inama zo kwiga igitero cyanyuma. Nari nasigariyeho maneko mukuru Lt Silas Udahemuka wari wakoze accident. Ntaho nari nimiriwe, byose narabyumvise. Uko yategetse ko ahantu hose bazajya barundanya abaturage bakicwa, babanje kubabeshya ko bagiye guhabwa ibyo kurya, cyangwa ngo baje mu nama y’umutekano, ayo mayeri yose ayabwira ba senior officers nari mpari. Hakozwe itsembabwoko rwose ry’abaturage, aripanze kandi arihagarikiye. Si ibyo gusa, sinzi icyo yapfaga n’abihaye Imana, kuko nabo aho bishwe hose, baba umwe umwe, baba benshi ikivunge, burigihe ba Cos (Commanding Officers) babaga babanje kumubwira bamumenyesha ko aho bageze bahasanze abihayimana benshi, itegeko rye akababwira ngo nibabice nibo bazabateza ibibazo intambara ishize. Nanakurikiranye ikiganiro yagiranye na Lt Col Fred Ibingira, amutegeka kwica abasenyeri n’abandi bihaye Imana b’i Kabgayi. Nanone, nakurikiranye amabwiriza ye ategeka ko hicwa abapadiri n’abandi bihaye Imana bavanywe ku Rwesero, bakajyanwa kwicirwa Karushya.

 

D. Imbarutso yo kurimbuka kw’abatutsi. Nari nshinzwe kwakira reports zanditswe ziva hirya no hino mu Rwanda .

29. Izo reports zose zavugaga ko harimo hategurwa ubwicanyi ku batutsi, kandi ko umunsi habonetse imbarutso abatutsi bose bazatikira, nyamara abirengaho akora ihano. Abasirikare kabuhariwe bacu babaga batumwe mu Rwanda imbere bose batangaga reports ko hakozwe ikosa abatutsi bashobora gushira. Nyamara yabirenzeho abireba. Hari umusirikare numvise ashinja ko abatutsi bazize Kagame, maze minister Muligande arabihakana, ariko se ahubwo yabeshye iki, ko Kagame yavugaga ngo abatutsi b’indani ni ibipinga byanze guhunga. Gupfa kw’abatutsi bo mu gihugu ntagahinda byari bimuteye, kuko na forces zose yakoreshaga kujya kwica abaturage ahantu hose hamaze gufatwa, iyo abongera kubandi  barwana bari gukiza benshi. Yagize inyota y’ubutegetsi yibagirwa ubwoko nawe avukamo. Nimbishobora nzifashisha bagenzi banjye dushyire  ahagaragara amarorerwa yose y’itsembabwoko Kagame yategetse ko akorwa. Andi yo nawe yayikoreye ubwe. Narebesheje amaso yanjye ategeka guhamba mu byobo rusange abaturage yicishije i Byumba, Muhura, Murambi, n’uko yategetse ko abahambwe batabururwa bakajyanwa gutwikirwa hirya no hino mu gihugu. Kenshi byabereye Gabiro, Nasho, Nyungwe, Masaka, Kami, Gitarama mu Kigo cya gisirikare, n’ahandi henshi nka Mukamira n’ahandi. Hari n’abapakirwaga ama kamyo, bakajyanwa hamwe muli aho mvuze hejuru.

 

E. Yateje intambara zigwamo inzira karengane nyinshi nyuma ya 1994.

30. Uretse kandi n’intambara yo kuva mu 90-94, yanateje izindi hirya no hino nka Zaïre incuro ebyiri, na n’ubu agikomeje.

 

31. Yategetse kandi abasirikari be, bayobowe na Kayumba Nyamwasa, n’abandi bayobozi bakuru mu ngabo, kurimbura abahutu muli Ruhengeri na Gisenyi. Nabonesheje amaso yanjye ibibunda bya rutura, za kajugujugu za gisirikare, zirashishwa abaturage, bazizwa ibyaha byakozwe n’abacengezi. Kenshi bikanaba urwitwazo abo bacengezi batanahageze, cyangwa bamaze kwiruka baneshejwe. Nyuma yaho, hagatangwa amabwiriza yo kwirara mu baturage, bakicwa urubozo.

 

32. Ntiyagarukiye aho, kuko n’abo mu bwoko bw’abatutsi b’abagogwe n’abanyamulenge bose yarabatikije, byose kugirango inyungu ze zo kwiba Zaïre zikomeze zigerweho. Kubivuga mu magambo nk’aya bigaragara ko byoroshye, ariko yakoze ihano, yamarishije imbaga y’abanyarwanda n’abanyekongo, kandi amoko yose. Ibi nabyo nzafatanya n’abandi biyemeje kumushyira kukarubanda, twandike ibyo tuzi byose, kuko niba turi Inkotanyi, nta kibi cyakozwe nabamwe mulizo tutazi. Abantu bitegure ko ibyaha byose byakorewe ku butaka bw’u Rwanda na Zaïre bizajya ahagaragara. Bizaba isomo kuri benshi, kuko ikibi uragihishira, ariko cyo nticyihisha.

 

33. Ndanaboneraho kubwira abandi nabo barwanya leta iriho, ko bagomba guhagarika impamvu zose zituma abaturage bapfa bazizwa inyungu za politiki bo batanazi. Buri munyarwanda amenye ko uko amarorerwa ya Paul Kagame atangiye kujya ahagaragara nyuma y’imyaka cumi n’ine atangiye, ni isomo ko n’abakora bibi ubu, batazatinda gushyirwa ku karubanda, bakazashyikirizwa inkiko. Ese bibamariye iki gushimishwa no kwica, no kwicisha abanyarwanda, maze nabo bakazafatwa bagasazira mu minyururu?

 

F. Kwanga no kubuza gutabara abatutsi bari mu kaga muli 1994.

34. Ntabwo nanone nakwibagirwa akaga gakomeye Paul Kagame yataye mo abanyarwanda bo mu bwoko bw’abatutsi, abavandimwe basangiye amaraso, bamwe akabiyicishiriza, abandi akabateza interahamwe zikabarimbura, akabuza n’abari kubatabara. Ibyo na n’ubu, ntabwo yabiretse, kuko uko yakoze ayo makosa ku batutsi bo mu Rwanda, niko arimo anabikora ku batutsi b’abanyekongo. Ese ubwo bwoko bw’inyakamwe mu gihugu gituwe n’amoko magana, arabateraniriza iki, ngo bazabe abanzi b’igihugu cyose, bahigwe na buri mu nyekongo? Ese iyo ni ineza kuba tutsi koko? No mu Rwanda, ntakindi akora cyiza kitari guteranya abanyarwanda, abeshya ko yunga ku gahato. Ibyo akora, bizongera bivemo kurimbuka kw’abanyarwanda, kandi abatutsi nitwe tuzahashirira kurushaho, kuko n’ubundi dusigaye turi mbarwa. Ndamwamagana rero nivuye inyuma, nasigeho gukomeza kutwica, kutwicisha, no kutugira amaturufu arisha aho agiye gukina politics ze. Nareke abanyarwanda n’akarere kose bagire amahoro. Nkuko nakomeje kubivuga hejuru, njye na bagenzi banjye bagize ubutwari bwo kwitandukanya n’igisirikare gikoreshwa amarorerwa ku nyungu y’agaco k’amabandi n’abicanyi, tuzagerageza gukusanya ingufu zacu, twandike, kandi tuvuge mu buryo burambuye neza, amarorerwa yose yakorewe abanyarwanda, ategetswe, ahagarikiwe, cyangwa abwirijwe na General Major Paul Kagame. Nirinze kwandika ibibazo bijyanye na politiki, uko akandamije igihugu ababindusha bazabivuga ariko nanjye igihe nzaba mbishoboye ntibizambuza kuvuga ibyo niboneye.

 

35. Nzi neza ko ikibazo umuntu wese uzabona iyi nyandiko azibaza, ari impamvu umuntu nkanjye w’umututsi waturutse Uganda, bikaba binavuga ko dutoneshejwe yemera kuvuga amabanga nk’aya.

 

36. Kuri jye si amabanga ahubwo ni amarorerwa. Hari benshi, babonye aho bavugira nabo bavuga nk’ibi ariko nta muntu uri mu Rwanda n’umwe watinyuka kuvuga ububi bwa Genaral Major Paul Kagame haba mu Rwanda cyangwa mu gi hugu cya Afurika ngo areke kwicwa. Kuba mbashije kubivuga ubu ni uko mbonye aho mbivugira. Sinirengagiza ingaruka umuryango wanjye uzagira, bazicwa cyangwa bazatotezwa. Niyemeje kubivuga kuko kutabivuga ni ugukomeza kumarisha ku maherere imbaga y’abanyarwanda batabarika. Icyifuzo cyanjye ni uko amahanga yahagarika gushyikira General Major Paul KAGAME mu kwicisha abantu hejuru y’inyungu ze bwite n’agaco k’abantu akoresha byose akaba abyitirira abatutsi.

                                

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Paul KAGAME BEHIND THE SHOOTING DOWN OF JUVENAL HABYARIMANA’S PLANE: LT Aloys RUYENZI TESTIMONY

MAJOR GENERAL PAUL KAGAME BEHIND THE SHOOTING DOWN OF LATE HABYARIMANA’S PLANE: AN EYE WITNESS TESTIMONY

1. I have been keenly following talks on allegations of crimes committed by Paul Kagame, leader of Rwanda, and his attempts, against all odds, to deny them. I deem it necessary to inform Rwandans and the international community at large of the crimes I witnessed in the hope that he would stop deceiving people. It took quite a long time before I decided to make public this statement because I was in Uganda, where Kagame has a lot of covert agents who would have eliminated me. I know him very well because I worked with him in the Rwandese Patriotic Army since its creation. More so, I served in his escort for nearly 10 years, until I fled the country.

My background

2. My name is Aloys Ruyenzi, I was born on 1st March 1971 in Mbarara, Uganda of Rwandan refugee parents. I grew up in Uganda and I joined the National Resistance Army of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in 1987. I had a six-month course in Basic Military Training, after which I attended a six-month course in military intelligence. After the training, I was posted in the 23rd battalion based in northern Uganda, as intelligence staff. A year later, I was called back to Kampala and posted at the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), where Kagame was a senior officer. While in DMI, I was selected for another course called "the Intelligence and Self-Defence". When I fled the country, I was working in the Republican Guard, an RPA (Rwanda Patriotic Army) special unit that provides elements for the Presidential Protection Unit. I was Second Lieutenant and my army number was OP1460.

I joined RPA since its creation

3. When the Rwandan Patriotic Front attacked Rwanda on 1st October 1990, I was among the fighters. First I was with the 4th battalion operating in the Akagera National Park, until we were pushed back to Uganda and started guerrilla warfare. I then joined the then LIMA Combined Mobile Force, from where I eventually joined the High Command Unit. This is equivalent to army headquarters in a regular army. However unlike the latter the unit's main duty was to escort Major Kagame, then RPA boss. I first was in the missile unit, before being appointed in the escort of Kagame.

4. When I joined the escort, I resumed my duties as intelligence officer. I would be most of the time close to Kagame as a member of the close bodyguards’ team. In this capacity, I hardly missed any detail of what he would say or instruct to be done. Hence, my testimony is not a piece of hearsays, but a testimony of an eyewitness.

5. After the take over of government by RPF, I once again attended courses in military intelligence and Protection of VIPs. I took up duties as a presidential bodyguard. When the invasion of Zaire started, I was sent there as one of the confidants of Kagame to follow and give detailed account of any military operation that took place. This was in a bid to make sure that he did not miss any detail by sending his own escorts. The crimes that I witnessed there are so much that I cannot detail them here. I was there on special assignment as member of the Republican Guards unit. I will do it in a different paper once I have time. What I can simply say for the time being is that a lot of crimes that were committed by the RPA were ordered by Kagame.

6. People were killed on a very large scale on orders of Kagame and officers who did not carry out orders to kill were either relieved of their duties or disappeared. Kagame does not tolerate anybody disobeying his orders. Similarly, during the time the RPA was fighting the so-called "infiltrators" in northern Rwanda in Ruhengeri and Gisenyi, many unarmed Hutu civilians were killed in what looked like a true ethnic cleansing. I opposed those atrocities, until I was labelled as an enemy collaborator.

Reasons for fleeing the country I love so much and I fought for

7. As I said earlier, I joined and served RPA since its creation. When I joined it, I sincerely believed that I was struggling to end injustice towards our brothers, our parents and our motherland, and eventually to return home. In any case, this is what we were told. I never envisaged that our return would lead to killings and expulsion of the population we found inside the country. To my dismay, I realised that our leader and current President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame had a hidden agenda. To make matters worse, he would not tolerate any dissenting voice and opposing his orders could even lead to disappearance.

8. I had the misfortune of working in his escort, where the climate is abominable. There is a permanent climate of terror and mistrust, as everybody spies on everybody else. I was intelligence officer, but I knew very well that I was myself being spied on.

9. The intelligence officers do not carry out ordinary military intelligence work they are paid for. They are a squad of criminals that was set up by Kagame for his own ends. Its sole mission is killings opponents and other unwanted elements, so as to consolidate his murderous regime. It is therefore very difficult to work with him, more so as intelligence officer without adhering to his criminal policies. My aim now is that before I am eliminated I want make public a list of assassinations ordered personally by Kagame. The list is indeed very long.

10. I defected because I was realising that we were becoming a gang of killers. I could not stomach that situation which was contrary to what we fought for, that it is fighting for restoring a rule of law.

11. But it took time before I could flee for fear of being arrested and killed as a deserter. I feared being killed by the butt of a used hoe agafuni. The latter is the acronym given to the part of a hoe that RPA used to smash heads of people condemned to death. It is very sad that I kept on working deliberately with a man whose criminal records are so horrendous.

12. The opposition to atrocities planned and ordered by Kagame landed me in trouble as this was considered as tantamount to treason. In fact I was being suspected of possible treasonable acts. I was eventually trailed and attempts were made over my life. I was by now labelled as one of the so-called "negative forces". This was a label given to Interahamwe militia living in Zaire. I was even accused of having released Interahamwe in Nkamira-Gisenyi and put under arrest. This was mere fabrication. Not only there is no Interahamwe prison there, but also I never released anybody with evidence that he was involved in killings. There is no way I could show mercy to such people. I will emphasize here that I do not refer to those innocent Hutus who were labelled Interahamwe because simply by virtue of being Hutus.

13. By the time I worked with the Gendarmerie, people who were detained there were suspected of common law crimes mostly related to land and cattle disputes. I was unfairly arrested on 8th June 1999. Those who arrested me eventually got ashamed and I was released and allowed to resume my duties in the escort of Kagame.

My escape from many traps

14. After allegations of conniving with the enemy were levelled against me simply because I did not support killings innocent people, attempts were made to get rid of me in ambushes. The first time I survived an ambush was in Gisenyi on my way to Kabaya thanks to a friend who had warned me. It was on 13th April 1999.

15. I did also escape narrowly a second attempt on my life, but my escort perished. One was called James Kabera, a private soldier, the other one was Hodari, a Mugogwe (a local ethnic Tutsi group of Gisenyi). It was on 15th May 2001. I was again going to Gisenyi on special assignment. I was ambushed in the mountains of Buranga in Ruhengeri. This time around, I had not been warned at all, as I could not imagine that I could be ambushed while on such a mission. I did not understand why I had been selected for the mission but even if I had known, I could not refuse the order. A vehicle trailed me right from Kigali and kept on indicating my position. The Toyota Land cruiser vehicle that I was in was sprayed with bullets and two of my escort were killed on the spot. I don’t know how I survived.

16. The last attempt on my life was on 18th November 2001. This had been assigned to two groups to ensure that I don’t escape anymore. One of the people involved felt bad and told me to flee, as he did not have any quarrel with me. The same day I fled to Uganda.

17. I was first kept under tight surveillance, under CMI (Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence) custody purportedly for my own security. When they gathered enough information and confirmed that I was a genuine asylum seeker, I was allowed to go out and look for shelter. I realised that I could not remain in Uganda, as Rwandan intelligence services there are even more active that Ugandan own services. Many Rwandan asylum seekers were picked there and sneaked back to Rwanda where they were tortured and killed. This is why I decided to go far from Rwanda in my quest for asylum. I am now in a place where I can denounce the atrocities committed by General Paul Kagame and his henchmen. I insisted on giving all these details in order to explain the difficulties faced by an RPA soldier who does not support what Kagame wants. I am hoping that slowly by slowly, the tendency of considering all Tutsi officers as killers will vanish in the minds of many people.

General Kagame did a lot of atrocities, he must answer for them

A. Kagame’s record.

18. General Kagame is of quite a very bad character. He is extremely nervous, so much so that at time he can crash everything on his way and ransack a whole house. He does not tolerate any dissenting voice, what he says is gospel truth. I worked with him for a long time. He does not tolerate any advice and is trigger-happy. Once one of his close allies simply tells him that you are suspected of disloyalty, this is enough to warrant your death.

19. Kagame can spend a whole month without smiling. He can spend sleepless night abusing people and roughing them up. He does not spare anybody, he beats people at random. Anybody summoned at his home starts shaking excepts henchmen like Major general James Kabarebe. Other officers up to the rank of colonel like Ndugutse could be beaten to our disgust. He is a bloodthirsty person. When I worked with him, he would go very early in the morning to visit detention places of DMI to sometime supervise killing. I recall once in Muhura when we were fighting to capture Kigali, he personally went on a 12.7mm AAC (anti air craft) mounted on a jeep of his escort and sprayed bullets on a peaceful market crowd of peasants gathered on a market place. It was in 1994. He then ordered his soldiers to use all available weapons and shell the market. It is very saddening to see a leader getting involved in massacring people in a market, while sarcastically laughing. The few times you will ever see him smiling is mainly when he is killing or seeing people killed.

20. General Paul Kagame supervises the smallest detail of everything going on in the army. He even follows conversations between soldiers on military patrols on their walkie-talkie radios.

21. Every morning, he summons his signal officer and reads through all operations and routine army messages, to make sure that he does not miss anything. He uses to short circuit his military commanding officers by giving direct orders to field commanders without passing through the chain of command. Here I simply want to stress that there is nothing he can pretend to ignore. Nothing can take place within RPA without his knowledge. Apart from very isolated incidents carried out by petty criminals, all atrocities committed by the army in operational areas are sanctioned by him. The officers detained for so-called operational blunders are in actual facts detained because they did not kill the way he wants. They are not in remand for killing civilians, but for not concealing their bodies. For him that is a crime. The one who manages to kill the maximum and clear all the evidence will surely be promoted.

22. Major general Paul Kagame manages Rwandan army as his own militiamen. The whole army has become a wide intelligence network. When there are officially 5 intelligence officers, you can rest assured that there are another 20 under cover. There is no clear chain of command in the intelligence network, everybody spies on everybody else and reports to Major General Paul Kagame in person. Kagame is a very rough and security cautious person. He has got a network of criminals who are by this virtue untouchable. They are ready to carry out any dirty mission that Kagame assigns them. Those people are so deadly that nobody dares flee the country because they may be tracked anywhere and be killed. Kagame does not fear anybody. He does not care even about his health. He sleeps at 2.30 am and wakes up at 4.00 am. He does what he wants, when he wants. He is very stubborn and arrogant. He does not hesitate to call his entourage stupid people because he thinks that he is the cleverest man. He does not trust anybody and is very unpredictable.

B. Some of the crimes he committed or ordered

23. Major general Paul Kagame personally ordered the shooting down of President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane.

24. I got astonished when I heard him denying it. I equally got surprised by Rwandan Radio and some international media manoeuvre to absolve him of that act. I heard even civilian people like Minister Charles Muligande, trying to explain how militarily it was impossible.

25. Let me make it crystal clear, I attended the last meeting where the plan was hatched. I was there physically and I even know the names of those who carried out the shooting. I was working with them in the High Command unit. It is Lt Frank Nziza and cpl Eric Hakizimana.

26. It is not hearsays; I was present when the meeting took place. That was on 31st March 1994 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.The Chairman of the meeting was Major general Paul Kagame, and the following officers were present: Col Kayumba Nyamwasa, Col Théoneste Lizinde, Lt Col James Kabarebe, Major Jacob Tumwine, Captain Charles Karamba. I heard P. Kagame asking Col. Lizinde to report about his investigations and I have seen Col Lizinde giving to Paul Kagame a map of the selected place for the plane shooting etc. I don’t want to jeopardise the investigation, because I would be playing around with criminals who would take the opportunity to prepare their defence. But I simply want to say that I am ready to give evidence in court, should my testimony be needed. I would then say the whole truth, if I were still alive.

C. Major general Paul Kagame gave orders to kill civilians.

27. He ordered at numerous occasions to kill as many civilians as possible. This took place in many areas in Byumba, Ruhengeri and elsewhere, and long before the Tutsi genocide. I say so because some people think that RPA killed in reprisal after the genocide. Even during the genocide, I saw and heard on several occasions major general Paul Kagame giving orders to kill civilians, especially in Mutara, Byumba and Kibungo. He would enjoy it like a football fan watching a football game and cheering his team. At time, he even used his escort or selected DMI operatives to kill civilians.

28. Before the plan to get rid of Juvénal Habyarimana was hatched, meeting had been going on to prepare the final assault on Kigali. This had been the ultimate goal whatever the outcome of the negotiations. At that time, I was acting I.O for then Lt Silas Udahemuka (currently strong man in Kigali), who had got involved in an accident. In this capacity, I could attend all the meetings of the High Command. In one of the meetings, major general Paul Kagame ordered that civilians be lured into attending a public rally under the pretext of emergency food supply or security meetings, in order to round them up and eliminate them. And this happened the way it had been planned. The reality is that mass killings of people took place under his orders. Furthermore, he had a special hatred against religious people. Whenever the latter would be spotted and rounded up, local commanders would always ask major General Kagame what to do. Invariably, he ordered for their killings. I am even aware of the talks he had with Lieutenant colonel Fred Ibingira before the bishops were killed in Kabgayi. Similar incidents happened in Rwesero. The execution squad took the priests to Karushya and killed them.

D. The sparking off of the Tutsi genocide. I was in charge of collecting and analysing intelligence from our sources inside Rwanda.

29. All the reports were unanimously stating that Tutsi would be wiped out if the war resumed. Any pretext would be enough to kick off the killings. Major general Paul Kagame did not care at all about those threats. Recently, when one of former RPA officers who deserted and fled the country said that RPA was to blame for the killing of Tutsi, Rwandan foreign affairs minister, Charles Muligande attempted against all odds to refute it. Why does he so pathetically tell lies? It will suffice to recall that Kagame himself used to say that Tutsi living inside Rwanda were opportunists and reactionary elements that had refused to flee. Their death was none of his concerns. In fact, all the forces that were used to kill innocent civilians in liberated areas would have been used to rescue Tutsi. This did not happen. God willing, I will, jointly with other colleagues, compile a comprehensive report about ethnic cleansing that was ordered by Kagame. At times, he did it personally. I saw him personally instructing for the digging of mass graves for people who had been massacred in Byumba, Muhura and Murambi. Later, he ordered their removal and to be taken to crematory centres in Gabiro, Nasho, Masaka, Nyungwe, Kami, Gitarama military barracks and Mukamira. At times, people would be packed alive into lorries and be taken directly to the above place to be executed on the spot.

30. Apart from the war of 1990-1994, he launched two bloody wars in Zaire and is still disturbing that country.

31. Major general Paul Kagame also instructed his officers and men led by then Col Kayumba Nyamwasa to massacre civilians in Ruhengeri and Gisenyi. I saw personally heavy artillery pieces and helicopter gunship shelling villages under the excuse of fighting insurgency. At time, no single infiltrators would have set foot there, or they may have been there but left long before the counterattack. People would be summarily executed after long suffering by torture.

32. He did not spare his own tribes mates Tutsi. Bagogwe and Banyamulenge of Zaire were killed to safeguard his own selfish interests. It is not easy to find the right wording, but what he did is indescribable. He killed so many Congolese of Rwandan origin, Hutu and Tutsi alike. This will also be detailed later. We were Inkotanyi-members of RPA, we know all the elements who were misguided into getting involved in crimes. People should be assured that soon or later, all crimes that took place on the Rwandan soil will be accounted for. It will serve as a lesson for many, for one may conceal a crime, but the crime does not conceal itself.

33. I take this opportunity to call upon all Rwandan fighting the general Kagame’s regime, to avoid getting involved in any activities that would lead to shedding the blood of innocent people. Kagame concealed his crimes for nearly 10 years, but time has come to expose him. All criminals will end up being taken to court to answer for their deeds. Why do they take the risk of being arrested one day and spend the rest of their lives in prison?

E. The refusal to rescue Tutsi in 1994

34. I cannot forget the pain that general Kagame inflicted to Rwandan of Tutsi ethnic group, his own tribe mates. Some were even killed on his orders. Others were deliberately left at the mercy of Interahamwe. He made sure that nobody comes to their rescue. Up-to-date, he is still pursuing his policy by repeating in Congo what he did in Rwanda. Why is he busy creating hatred between Banyamulenge minority and the rest of the Congolese population? Is it for the interest of Tutsis? Even in Rwanda, he does not spare anything to exacerbate tension between ethnic groups, by his policy of forced reconciliation. What he does will inevitably lead to a new wave of ethnic conflict and Tutsi will again be the main victims. I hereby condemn it publicly, I urge him to stop forthwith killing us, causing us to be killed and using us as political springboard. I urge him to leave our country and the region in peace. As I promised, with the help of courageous colleagues who managed to flee his death squads, we shall compile a comprehensive report of all atrocities General Paul Kagame was involved in. I deliberately refrained from talking about politics. I leave it to others more competent to denounce his dictatorship.

35. I know very well that people will ask themselves why a Tutsi who came from Uganda for that matter can leak such secrets, as people think that all former Ugandan refugees are all in good books with the regime of general Kagame.

36. For me, I am not leaking secrets, I am denouncing crimes. There are many people who are longing to do so, but who cannot because they don't have the opportunity. For to say such thing inside Rwanda or anywhere in Africa would put somebody’s life in great danger. I spoke out because I have a chance of being in a country where I feel safe. I don’t rule out reprisals against my family left in Rwanda, but I am doing it anyway to avoid more suffering for all Rwandans. My prayer is that the international community at long last takes the opportunity to put an end to its support to general Kagame’s regime, which is decimating people under the pretext of protecting Tutsi. Everything is done for his own interest.

 

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2nd Lt Aloys RUYENZI

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