By Gahigi Safari
Gideon Rukundo Rugali, an NRM MP candidate that never talks about Uganda matters, is so desperately anti-Rwanda that he now declares himself the Spokesman for the Banyamulenge community. The fellow changes hat at every occasion, he claims to be a patriotic Ugandan, a patriotic Rwandan, and soon he will be calling himself a patriotic Congolese.
Rugali is a complex individual, he suffers from a severe identity crisis and will do almost anything in his search for recognition. The number of movements he joins hoping to raise his profile is long, he is an NRM candidate that also seats one the Rwandan terrorist movement RNC executive committee meeting in Uganda. In 2003, Rugari fled from Uganda to Rwanda hunted down by Ugandan Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for supplying medicine to a rebel group in Uganda – the Popular Resistance Army (PRA). Gideon Rukundo Rugali is all over the place, scattered in all direction in his search of some recognition.
In his Congolese quest, he was viciously called out a number of Banyamulenges who literary asked him to mind his own business. Uganda owes $10 Billion in compensation for damages to DR Congo for looting it and human rights abuses. If he truly cared about Congo, as a member of the ruling party, Gideon Rukundo Rugali should ask his government to first pay their dues to Congo.
He would also tell his associates in RNC (including the entire P5 alliance) to leave East Congo alone. They set bases to destabilize Rwanda and the region and cause untold suffering to local residents. Besides, recent events indicate that their alliance is suffering serious defeat after defeat in Congo. Pretending to love Congolese more than Congolese will not change the fact that they are simply not wanted in the region.