Rwandese Demonstrate in Uganda Over Gen. Karekezi Arrest

By Joseph Elunya
Kampala-Rwandese living in Uganda on Thursday took to the streets of Kampala to demonstrate against the arrest of General Karenzi Karekezi.
About fifty members of the Rwandese community in Uganda marched to the British High Commission to vent their anger over the arrest of Gen. Karegeya. Police however prevented the group from accessing the premises of the British High Commission.
Gen Karake was last Saturday detained from Heathrow Airport on his arrival to UK. He is accused of ordering massacres in the wake of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. He has since been granted bail as he awaits the start of extradition hearings in October.
The Rwandan government has branded the arrest an “outrage”. President Kagame while presiding over the swearing in of the new Minister of Education and Members of Parliament.
Below his speech.
“We don’t have the power of wealth, of military strength, of technology. But we have the power of the spirit. We have the power that comes from the anger of being held in contempt. The power that comes from anger of being insulted. The power that comes from the anger of being pushed against the wall. Because when that happens, and you are left with nothing else, building on that spirit, you come back in full strength.
We have the power of resilience. We have the power that derives from the anger of the attempt in history to wipe us off the surface of the earth, and we refused to go.
People may think they can put us down, but they’ll never take us out. We must and we will prevail.”-President Paul Kagame.

1 Comment

  • Than you for this story .I would like to join the continent Observer as a reporter since you are the bureau chief.
    Please send guidelines of reporting with you and also mode of stipend.
    Thanks
    Williams Moi
    correspondent
    Northern Uganda

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