Kangura No. 30

When Will Kigeli’s Descendents Understand That Africa Has Said “No” to the Rule of the Lie?

Papias Rubera

Since their arrival in Rwanda, Tutsis did everything possible for the Hutus, who were sharing the country with the Twa, to welcome them. What is surprising, however, is that the Tutsi, who had been well received, dispossessed the Hutu of their property. They conquered them and their country.

Since then, Tutsis have exercised their dictatorship over Hutus. That is how the Tutsi kings succeeded each other: Mutara, Kigeli, Mibambwe, Yuhi, etc. Any king called Kigeli had to fight Hutus who wanted to liberate themselves from the dictatorship of the Tutsi regime. The fact that the most kings were called Kigeli clearly shows the fury and the zeal of the Tutsis in oppressing Hutus. All Tutsi kings had to exploit and oppress the majority, but, in particular, any king called Kigeli had to excel in the torture of Hutus.

In 1959, the majority, with the help of intellectuals who wanted to establish a democratic government, publicly said no to the monarchist regime and chose a republican regime. The majority, who enjoyed the right to choose their leaders, could not choose Tutsis especially since they remembered the atrocities that Tutsis had committed against Hutus. Tutsis who refused to live without enslaving others fled the country. They had the intention of restoring the feudal regime in Rwanda.

Other Tutsis remained in Rwanda so that they could help their fellow Tutsis who had fled the country to restore the feudal regime in Rwanda. The Inyenzi, however, did not last long because His Excellency Gregoire Kayibanda, in collaboration with the then Minister of Defense, the valiant Habyarimana, put the liars in their place in spite of their refusal to give up their stubbornness

As soon as he took power, Habyarimana strove to give priority to peace and development for Rwandans. Knowing that without unity, it would not be possible to have peace and development, Habyarimana did everything in his power to unite Hutus and Tutsis. During activities period, when we sang about unity, we, Hutus, believed in it, but the Tutsis were making fun of us. When we started singing peace songs, the Tutsis were saying that they did not want peace in a country led by a Hutu.

When we sang about the development of the country, the Tutsis were working for their own development so that they would be able to buy weapons for overthrowing the Hutu government.

Clear-sighted Rwandans saw that the Tutsis wanted to restore the feudal regime in Rwanda by means of war. Having realized that they could not take power by force, Tutsis are now using the multiparty system. Indeed, it was P.L., the party of Tutsis, which wanted the coalition with the other parties in order to overthrow the Hutu Government.

However, apart from the fact that Tutsis like to make a lot of noise—you’d almost think that they have swollen a nightingale’s head—P.L. has not done anything useful for the people, other than dividing the Hutu. I am saying this in reference to M.D.R., P.S.D., P.L. and P.S.R. demonstrations to condemn Nsazimana’s government.

Beginning with the demonstrations which started in Gitarama, you will see that Hutus are self-sufficient to the point of detaching themselves from P.L. members. We hope that M.D.R. and P.S.D. members will at least carry out the will of the people by immediately isolating P.L. Tutsis.

In Kigali, which has now become the meeting place for the Tutsis of Rwanda, one could see that all Tutsis turned out for the demonstrations because they thought that they could take advantage of the protests to cause unrest which would enable the P.L. Inyenzi Inkotanyi to find an opening to take power. At the demonstrations, Tutsis were ordering Hutus to block the road with tree trunks and vehicles while they were whining about the misfortunes of their fellow Tutsis. In other demonstrations, however, one could see that Hutus did not need to associate themselves politically with the Tutsis at all, particularly since Tutsis did not believe in the 1959 revolution.

Hutus of Rwanda! You should realize that political association between Hiatus and Tutsis means, for the Hutu, a return to the feudal regime; this is very true because, for a long time, Tutsis have shown that they did not want Hutu power to last. We will get there if we decry Kigeli’s descendants—here, I am referring to Museveni, Buyoya as well as other African presidents who want to oppress the majority. Those presidents have not been elected.

To end this article, a newspaper came out advertising the names of kings called Kigeli who had killed the biggest number of Hutus and conquered their country.

I was, surprised to see that, among the kings called Kigeli mentioned in the newspaper, Kigeli Ndahindurwa’s name was forgotten. Kigeli Ndahindurwa was at the origin of the Inyenzi attacks as well as the attacks currently being carried out by the Inkotanyi with the aim of conquering Hutu power. However, Kigeli’s descendants should know that Hutus will not accept being subjected again to the feudal-monarchic regime.