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Pan Butamire and F.Twagiramungu.

Source: Newtimes

Faustin Twagiramungu was on the BBC ‘Imvo n’Imvano’ programme last 2nd September 2011 and showed he still talks in the vein of “Ariko Murasetsa!” Remember, during his short stint as Rwandan prime minister, and in 2003 as presidential candidate, he made you wonder if he was talking about his own country.

You’ll recall that every time he was asked to react to any incident in the country as PM or to his defeat as the presidential candidate in 2003, he used to grunt “Ariko Murasetsa!” and keep mum. It’s only one time when he followed it up with “You mean my people could refuse to vote for me?” about the polls that people got a hint of what he meant. He was not talking about his Rwandan followers as a candidate.

We had followed his campaigns and we knew that, all through those campaigns, he never articulated a single policy that he’d initiate once in power. Rather, he centred his effort on “reminding” the electorate that the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) – which was seeking another term – was forcing itself on them, as if it was a fact they’d forgotten. This was delivered in vague insinuations but with eloquent rhetoric, even if he had not established the truth of this stated “fact”.

At every campaign, he capped his address with: “My people! Talk with your mouths but vote with your hearts!” The thinly veiled message was that the electorate should praise the RPF but listen to their sentiments of kinship. Underlying that, however, was the even more potent message that RPF members were foreigners. He knew this not to be true, of course, but his politics was not about stating facts.

When “My people!” did not vote him in power, it was the same explanation: “Ariko murasetsa!”  As before, the message was that it was a joke to think that he could lose at the polls, since “My people!” could identify with him only. And if he could not lose, it should be clear that the electorate had been coerced into voting for the triumphant RPF candidate.

Unfortunately, we never got a chance to call his bluff again. At the 2010 elections, he decided not to test “My people!” However, there is the BBC ‘Gahuza Miryango’ Kirundi/Kinyarwanda programme to which he seems to have transferred his regular expression. And hence, his restored delight to impress. To impress emotions and nothing but.

Last 2nd September, he was hosted with two other panellists to discuss the situation in Libya. But while the other two panellists stuck to the topic under discussion, Twagiramungu wandered off to Rwanda even before he could mention the name ‘Libya’. How, he wondered, could the leadership in Rwanda denounce Kaddafi as if their leadership itself was “shyashya”? “In Rwanda”, said he, “they are recounting fairytales during daylight!”

By not being “shyashya”, I suppose Faustin meant that Rwanda was no better than Libya. And for the “fairytales” expression, apart from enjoying its sound, I didn’t get its exact meaning either. Maybe he meant that the Rwandan leadership was deluding itself. Did he mean that conditions in Rwanda were similar to those in Libya, without the leadership knowing?

I listened patiently to get the explanation of how Rwanda was no better than Libya but, alas, none was forthcoming. Instead, he delved into how “some people from his homeland” accept to be received with red carpets in the West, without considering that “ingoma zihindura imirishyo” (literally, ‘drums change drumsticks/drummers’). In other words, our leaders do not remember that “Governments change”. Well, again I didn’t get the link between change of governments and the killing of innocent citizens by Kaddafi but, in any case, I did not expect it.

So, déjà vu. Unfortunately, like him, many who masquerade as Rwandan opposition politicians rely on their mastery of the garb to say nothing, only appealing to emotions to mask their political bankruptcy. Those who are not blessed with such a gift resort to fanning up ethnic sentiments by directing course, abusive language to government leaders. For being consumed by this brand of opposition politics, all our opposition politicians are incapable of analysing and interpreting developments in any country.

And, worse still, they seem incapable of gauging the pulse of “My people”; of seeking to learn from the populace, in case any change has touched it.  Since they all necessarily turn opposition after falling foul of government and fleeing, they are losing touch with the reality in their abandoned home. Those who take the opposite route, from exile home, never take the time to ‘really touch base’; to understand their reclaimed home. As a result, all are unable to wake up to the reality that “My people” are no longer the people they knew.

Today, Rwandans are their own people. They can no longer accept to be pegged onto self-seeking individuals who have nothing to offer that can ensure a better future. Rwanda is no longer for politicians who seek to curve the masses into antagonistic constituencies of favoured majorities and marginalised minorities, the better to rule them.

Opposition, talk the politics of unity and progress or forever hold your peace.

E-mail:butapa@gmail.com

Blog: butamire.wordpress.com

Twitter:@butamire

Mwahunze hakiri kare ra! (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 19:07)

Amakuru agera kukinyamakuru inyangenews,avuga ko ngo intambara yo mukarere k’ibiyaga bigari yaba irimo gutegurwa buhoro,amakuru aturuka ahantu hatandukanye,mu biro by’iperereza muri East African Community(EAC)avuga ko ngo ubu mu bihugu bituranye n’uRwanda ngo haba hamaze kugera indege zigera kuri eshanu (5) za Misire,zitegurirwa kurasa uRwanda.

Nyuma yuko amahanga amaze kubona perezida Kagame ko abaye ikibazo ku isi yose,byabaye ngombwa ko bashakisha uburyo bwo kumukuraho badahungabanije abaturage, none byarananiranye,amakuru atugeraho avuga ko ubu ngubu intambara yogukuraho perezida Kagame imaze kugera kure cyane.

Amakuru dukesha bamwe mu bategura iyo ntambara akomeza avuga ko ngo ibikorwa byose ubu biri gukorwa mu ibanga rikomeye cyane ku buryo kagame adashobora guhirahira amenya uko ibintu byifashe,bivugwa ko impamvu bahisemo iyo nzira ngo ni uko kagame ar’umunyabwoba cyane ngo ku buryo aramutse amenye gahunda uko zimeze ngo yahita atera bimwe mu bihugu biri muruwo mugambi ,byaba bitabaye ibyo ngo ashobora gutera urusaku ku buryo yatuma ibintu bitajyenda neza .

Dore ko akunda byacitse kugira ngo abone uko akora ubugome bwe,ibyo byatumye amahanga muri rusange,arabatavuga rumwe na leta y’ikigali,ari ibihugu bitamwumva bose bahisemo gukora rwihishwa kuburyo Nyakubahwa Paul azashiduka bamuguye hejuru.

Amakuru dufite avanze n’ubuhanuzi,avuga ko umunyacyubahiro Paul Kagame azabanza kwicwa,kugirango abazaba bamurwanirira bazahita bacika intege,ibyo bikazatuma hapfa abantu bake,ariko n’ubwo bimeze gutyo ibintu ntibyoroshye kuko igihari ni uko abarepubulika batifuza nagato ko Umwami w’uRwanda KIGELI V NDAHINDURWA yagaruka ar’Umwami ku buryo ingoma yacyami ariyo Monarchy Constitutional yasubira ku ngoma.

Ibi mu gihe bivugwa birahwihwiswa ko ngo ubu noneho abemera repubulika ngo baba barimo kwiyegeranya gahoro gahoro,kugirango bazabashe kuburizamo umugambi wogusubiza ubwami ku ngoma.Mu gihe bari gutegura ibi ,bamwe ntabwo babivugaho rumwe,biravugwa yuko abanyarwanda bo mu bwoko bw’Abahutu barimo ibice 2 abanyenduga bo barashaka umwami naho abakiga bon go ntibashaka Umwami.

Aho rero ngo niho FPR yinjirira,igashaka gukoresha iryo turupfu kugirango yigarure abanyenduga ibbabwira ko ubwami bwasezerewe,nyamara amakuru avuga ko ngo abanyanduga ngo baba bemera ubuhanuzi ndetse banabugenderaho,ngo ibyo bituma bashaka uburyo bakuramo akabo karenge.

Amakuru ikinyamakuru inyangenews gifite avuga ko ngo ibintu ubu ngo byaba bitoroshye nagato,ubuhanuzi buvuga ko ngo Paul namara kwicwa hazaba intambara y’uruvange,ku buryo abazaba barwana batazamenya uwo barwanira uwariwe,ariko abahanga bavuga ko ngo bitewe n’uko abashyize kagame ku ngoma babonye yabashije kuyobora kandi ntaho yizendetse ari ninjiji ngo benshi bazashaka gufata ingoma kugirano nabo bategeke nkuko Paul yategetsi.

Ibyo biri mu bintu bizatuma abantu benshi bicwa ku buryo bukabije,ndetse bivugwa ko hazimikwa abaperezida batatu 3 bazaba bameze nka SINDIKUBWABO,bose bazicwa hanyuma yaho abantu bazatinya gushaka uwo mwanya wabanyacyubahiro,kandi ibyo byose bizaba igihugu cy’Ubufaransa kizaba kibifitemo uruhare hamwe n’Ababirigi kugirango baburizemo ingoma ya cyami.

Kandi icyo gihe intambara mukarere kose izaba imeze nabi,haba kuruhande rwa Tanzania,kongo,Uburundi,nagace gato ka Uganda.Ubwo n’ubuhanuzi buvanze n’ibitekerezo by’abantu.Ubwo rero niba ariko bimeze murumva ko abanyarwanda dukwiye gusenga,bamwe bazaba barwana bakuraho kagame abandi barwana bagarura uduce tw’Urwanda twashyizwe kubindi bihugu.

Umuhoza Alice.

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Ko ubanza ibintu bitoroshye (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 19:06)

perezida kagame mu Bufaransa ngo bahawe amafaranga yo gukora misiyo yokuroga abatavuga rumwe n’ubutegetsi bw’ikigali.

Uwitwa SGT.Sasita yagiye muri ibyo birori byogushyigikira shebuja perezida Paul Kagame akaba yarafite umukobwa akoresha,mu buryo amusambanya ariko ntagire ikindi amumarira.

Amakuru avuga ko akimara kuva mu birori bya shebuja,ngo yahise aha umukobwa misiyo yokwica muri bamwe batavuga rumwe n’ubutegetsi bw’Ikigali.Nyamukobwa yaje kumenya ko SGT Sasita yahawe agatubutse naho we akamuhemba kukwezi kandi bagomba kuyagabana.

Umukobwa yaje kubibonamo akarengane,maze agize ngo aravuga undi ati umva inkoni,ubundi bivugwa ko yari yaramusezeranyije ko azamurongora,umukobwa yaje gutahura ko atazamurongora maze nawe yikomereza kuba muri icyo kinyenga cyo kwirira amafaranga aturuka mu misoro yabanyarwanda.

Ubwo umukobwa inkoni zimuzambije ajya hanze aravuga,ati kwanza n’imigambi ufite yo kuroga abantu batavuga rumwe n’ubutegetsi bw’ikigali ndabivuga hose bakumenye.

Sasita ubu akaba amerewe nabi n’inzego zishinzwe umutekano,yibagiwe ko ari mu burayi,agirango aracyari muri Africa,aho birirwa bakubita abagore babo nk’ihene cyangwa imbwa,ngibyo rero ivuye mukwakira umukuru w’igihugu cy’uRwanda perezida Paul Kagame.

Banyarwanda rero muri mu mahanga murye muri menge,abo muzi bagiye gushyigikira perezida Kagame mukwiye kubirinda,byaba Atari ibyo bazavutsa ubuzima kandi hari hasigaye igihe gito ngo dutahe tujye mu rwa tubyaye!

Mukwiye kugira ubwenge rero kandi mwirinda bishoboka,urumva ko Imana yateje ikibazo kugirango igihishwe kibashe kumenyakana,erega ijambo ry’Imana niryo rivuga ngo nibihishwe bizashyirwa hagaragara.Ubanza rero bihereye mu Rwanda.

Birababaje kumva abantu bize bazi ubwenge basigaye baremeye kuyoboka inzira yo kuroga nkaho arumwuga bagiye kwiga mu burayi!?ese uwo ushaka kwica ko n’ubundi uzakomeza kuba uko uri ubona bizakumarira iki?ibi byose murabiterwa ninda nini ivanzemo n’ubusambo.

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Byaruhanga I

vaho (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 17:16)

butamire yabuze ibyo atamira,

Ubundi ngo igisambo kirya gikebaguza ! (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 17:15)

Ni ubwo atari mu gihugu, akaba yaratsinze amatora ntategeke, akaba yaranze kongera kujya kwiyamamaza, biragaragara ko FPR igifitiye ubwoba Twagiramungu! Kandi ni mu gihe inkotanyi zizi neza ko zibye none zikaba zikebaguza ziti uwo twibye aramutse adufashe byagenda gute ?

Twagiramungu aravuga nkabandi ntimushobore no gushyikira imvugo ye , kuko FPR ivuga ubusa , ikaba yirirwa ibeshya amahanga mu maso ya rubanda! Uwakwereka ibiri mu mitima yabaturage bitewe na FPR , Imana yonyine niyo ibizi!! Gusa rero , mwavuga mu gishinwa, mwacurika amagambo, mwakwigira ibicucu, ntabwo muzashyikira imvugo ya Twagiramungu !

Ukuri kuzatsinda , uyu mugabo azwi n’amoko yose y’u Rwanda , yababaranye n’abatutsi , arongera ababarana n’abahutu! Kuzamushobora bizabagora kandi aracyafite imbaraga zo kubazunguza!

Dégage!

Mr butamire (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 16:21)

Nimwihera amaso

kagame wacu (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 16:10)

http://www.igihe.com/spip.php?article16364

Murekezi (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 15:57)

Butamire aratera iyahararutswe. Ariyibagiza nkana ko Twagiramungu yatsinze amatora yo mu w’i 2003. Niba atabizi, azabaze Kagame cyangwa Chrysologue. We nyine ashobora kuvuga ngo « my people » kuko yibona mu Banyarwanda nabo bakamwibonamo, Abahutu n’Abatutsi. Naho Kagame we yanga Abanyarwanda, Abahutu n’Abatutsi, kandi arabica bose rwose. We rero ntashobora kuvuga ngo « my people » kuko yaba abeshye. Butamire arabura icyo anegura inka ngo « dore igicebe cyayo ». Harya ni nde urusha Abatutsi kwishongora no kuvuga ko baruta abandi?

kirungurira (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 15:31)

Poor Mr Butamire, honestly speaking, this is all could tell us ! I advise you to forget about writing!Please go and look after your goats and cows from Girinka project because us rwandese have moved on…. and have no time for people like you:continue daydreaming…..

Please leprophete.fr ! (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 15:21)

@Leprophete.fr,please I beg you to remove this picture of such a senile moron with such idiotic writings who, in this age still think that « …there people who are born to lead and those born to be led and, thing has been so and people have accepted it without question throughout history » This I quote from his poorly written blog.

For all purpose, it appears that he isn’t a good student of history; throughout history, all the way from the Jews in bondage in Egypt, through the French (French revolution)and the Americans or the South Africans(apartheid) to the recent 1959 Popular Revolution in Rwanda, the people have always raised their voice against their leaders (for whatever reason) and they have always prevailed, whatever the cost(…)

This Butamire, seems to be devoid of a logical thinking pattern, his eyes are still covered by the dross of ethnic stereotype and hatred, the jingoistic character of those who in their chauvinistic hearts purport to love Rwanda more than their perceived enemies or victims.

Please remove this nonsense from here, this is a forum for the freedom-hungry people, not for idiots or the like of Butamire, let him post his views on his blog or on the umusoto yahoogroup but not here.

To Butamire. (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 14:24)

It’s amazing to know that the So-called intellectals or intelligentsia in RPF do not comprehend Twagiramungu’s Language.Shame on us.This reminds me of Powerful speaches of Mr Mbiyombiyo ,Mfizi ,Habyara ,Kayibanda in UN and other men and women gifted beyond doubt.

Isn’t strange to publicly confess that you enjoy the sound of an expression without getting the exact meaning ?

Mr Twagiramungu can not be limited that’s why he went beyond the borders of Libye to Kigali.

May you always suppose and not get the meaning.

You will always listen patiently but you will not get the meaning before the right time.You know well that Governments change but the link with the killing of innocent citizens will always be far from your mind.

Mr Butamire, the time is now to listen and see what you didn’t expect.Plz,we are tired with your jokes.Ntimugisensa ahubwo Murariza.

Munya kuri (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 14:22)

Poor analsis and lack of vision as well as focus . I think and well believe that people in rwanda needs a person who resolve thier problems and not the one who is eloquent in his speach . So leave twagiramungu alone coz he knows what he is saying he has a reputable track record . So if rwandans are allowed to vote freely and fairly . Believe you me the results would put him far ahead of others.

Munya kuri (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 14:18)

Poor analsis and lak of vision as well as fous . I think and well believe that people in rwanda needs a person who resolve thier problems and not the one who is eloquent in his speah . So leave twagiramungu alone oz he know what he is saying he has a reputable trak record . So if rwandans are allowed to vote freely and fairly . Believe you me the results would put him far ahead of others.

Kuri Marginalized (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 14:02)

Wambwawe no mwijuru uzaba marginalized kubera ubwicanyi bwanyu. « Small group of minority people » binterahamwe nukubirinda cyane doreko ntacyo muzagerako.Majority barimo kubaka igihugu interahamwe zo zikigaragambya. Imburamukoro zitegereje gusahura ibyo zitakoreye. Uri imbwa ikurura umurizo.

marginalized (dimanche, 18 septembre 2011 12:30)

Security and protection for small group of minority people, killings and assassination for majority and marginalized ones!! No wonder!?

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