An Open Letter Mr. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

Charles Ingabire was killed.
 Joel Mutabazi was kidnapped.

More than 50 Rwandan refugees based in Uganda were either kidnapped to Rwanda, disappeared or killed in 2008–2015.

Dear Mr. President, although Rwandan government propagandists claim we know each other, and that I visit Uganda often, we do not know each other. Another lie from Rwanda is that I am a member of a Rwandan political party you support. I have never belonged to any political party. I vote for and support parties based on their programs. In the last Rwandan presidential elections, for example, most of colleagues and I supported the opposition leader Diane Rwigara because she stood for human rights in our country. She was thrown in prison for her effort. I consider myself to be a civil society activist and a relentless fighter for human rights. Which brings me to the purpose of my open letter. I am appealing to you, Mr. President to establish a commission of inquiry into the kidnapping, disappearance, and killing of more than 50 Rwandans between 2008 and 2015. You would agree, Mr. President, that this qualifies as a terrible human loss under any circumstances. I have been able to compile a list of Rwandans in the noted categories gathered from various sources. The list below is by no means comprehensive — no doubt your government has a more accurate picture of our losses in your country. Let me thank you in advance for handling of this matter. The list is as follows:

  1. Captain Lea Kizungu, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2008.
  2. Captain Frank Tega, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2009.
  3. Yusuf Ndayishimiye, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2009.
  4. Yusuf Ndengeyingoma, a Rwandan refugee, Kidnapped in 2009.
  5. Shanan Ndahimana, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2009.
  6. Mercel Hirare, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2009.
  7. Eric Niyonzima, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2010.
  8. Jean Nkundabazungu, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2010.
  9. Charles Ingabire, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2011.
  10. Jerome Ndagijimana, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  11. Sergeant Dominic Nsabagasani, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  12. Emerita Munkunda, Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  13. Major Alphonse Bicyamumpaka, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  14. Augustine Nyirinkwaya, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  15. Alphonse Rwamucyo, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  16. Charles Ndikuyeze, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  17. Godfrey Ndayambaje, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  18. Edward Sankara, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  19. Appolinaire Kayibanda, a Rwandan refugee, Killed in 2012.
  20. Valence Muvunyi, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2012.
  21. Alfred Kagwene, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2012.
  22. Josephine Roraumukobwa, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2012.
  23. John Ndayishimiye, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2012.
  24. Emmanuel Nkubana, a Rwandan of Belgian citizenship, kidnapped and killed in 2012.
  25. Captain Charles Sibo, Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2012.
  26. Assumaya Mukamana, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2012.
  27. Aminadabu Ndayambaje, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  28. Emmy Ntabana, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2012.
  29. Patrick Rukundo Ngabonziza, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2013.
  30. Sergeant Joseph Nshimiyima, a Rwanda refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  31. Pascal Manairakiza, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  32. Dalphine Mukareta, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  33. Eric Rugasura, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  34. Sergeant Emile Kafirita, Rwandan refugee, killed in 2013.
  35. Lieutenant Joel Mutabazi, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  36. Sergeant Innocent Karisa, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  37. Bosco Adam Ndahiro, a Ugandan of Rwandan descent, kidnapped and killed in 2013.
  38. Jackson Karemera, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2013.
  39. Captain Augustine Mushimiyimana, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2014.
  40. Major Emmanuel Munyaruguru, a Norwegian Citizen of Rwandan origin, killed in 2014.
  41. Pastor Enock Hategekimana, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2014.
  42. Berait Nizeyimana, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2014.
  43. Kadogo Mugisha, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2014.
  44. Olivier Sebakara, Rwandan refugee, killed in 2014.
  45. Claude Ndeze, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2014.
  46. Rashid Mupenzi, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2014.
  47. Emmanuel Munezero, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2014.
  48. Kayima Kubwimana, a Rwandan refugee, killed in 2015.
  49. Emmanuel Bihoyiki, Rwandan refugee, killed in 2015.
  50. Gendarme Rwema, Congolese (Munyamulenge), kidnapped in 2015.
  51. Bernard Bizimana, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2015.
  52. Anatali Kampire, a Rwandan Refugee, kidnapped in 2015.
  53. Protas Bigirimfura, a Rwandan refugee, kidnapped in 2015.

Thanking you very much indeed for your kind consideration.

David Himbara