The demonstrations organized by Genocide chief financier Felicien Kabuga’s family that happened at the Hague, in the Netherlands, last week, where some demonstrators unashamedly held placards reading “Kabuga is innocent”, coincided with another incident where two adopted daughters of Rusesabagina were pushing a tired narrative of “Free Rusesabagina.”
In their campaigns, the two families try to confuse people about the crimes committed by their parents. The criminal record of two notorious criminals Kabuga and Rusesabagina speak for itself and no amount of propaganda will whitewash them.
Kabuga Felicien was helped by his family to evade justice for 28 years. They did this, knowing Kabuga is the financier of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He is the man who purchased machetes and distributed them to Interahamwe to ease and expedite the genocide
Not forgetting that Kabuga also founded the notorious hate radio station, RTLM, that was instrumental in disseminating the genocidal message to exterminate Tutsis. It is absurd how, since Kabuga was arrested, his family keeps adding more insults to the victims’s wounds with their blatant lies that “Kabuga is innocent”.
Same thing with the Rusesabagina family; it is so ludicrous when Carine Kanimba and Anais Kanimba try to conceal their father’s acts of terrorism. In a fair trial by a competent court, Rusesabagina was convicted of terrorism in Rwanda. He created, funded, and led a terror group, MRCD-FLN, that killed 9 unarmed civilians, and injured scores as well as looting and destroying their properties.
The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and Nyabimata’s victims all need justice, not mockery.
The propaganda and lies of the families of Rusesabagina and Kabuga will never change the course of Justice however.