By Kayinamura Epimaque
Today, July 4, Rwandans inside Rwanda and across the globe mourn the day they lost GAKONDO, a day that more than a million Hutus and close to 350000 Tutsis lost their lives as the extremist Tutsi led Rwanda Patriotic Front captured Kigali and marked the end of peace, liberty, belonging, identity, and humanity. The day Rwanda descended into abyss.
Memories of our darkest period continue to live on. Memories of onslaught in Kagitumba, Kaniga, Kiyombe, Ngarama, Nyagahita, Mimuri, Rushashi, Bwisige, Byumba, Giti, Butaro, Nyamugari, Nkumba, Kinigi, Ryabega, Kabarore continue to haunt our memories and continue to occupy our thoughts and remain a constant reminder of the day the presidential jet carrying two Hutu presidents Habyarimana Juvenal of Rwanda and Ntaryamira Cyprian of Burundi and the need to stand up and liberate our country and our mothers, fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, and ancestors.
The war to protect our ancestral land wasn’t an easy one. Rwandans sacrificed because they did not want to go through what their ancestors went through for a period of 400 years under servitude, serfdom, oppression, torture, and castration of our Hutu males.
The Tutsis who killed Rwandans and took power from our fathers were and are also ordinary people who bleed like you and me. It is a time for you my sister and brother to remember that sitting there and cry will never liberate you from the Tutsi oppressive regime. Today, Rwandans are under the yoke of RPF your people are looking up to you to sacrifice yourself and liberate them. You deny blood to liberate your motherland and greyhounds will lick them from public streets. Ngo wima igihugu amaraso imbwa zikayanywera ubusa.
I would like to take the opportunity to pay my special tribute to men and women who sacrificed their lives while protecting Rwandans from the onslaught of the Tutsis under RPF. As you sit thousands of miles away from us I just hope that your offspring and relatives remember that your lives matter and you deserve justice. Rwandans should always endeavor to make sure that your lives were not lost in vain and always remind the oppressors that even 400 years ended and our ancestors emerged victorious.
Our parents volunteered their children to fight to defend Rwanda and Rwandans from Ugandan invasions. Our brothers and sisters left schools and other comfort zones to take part in defending Rwandans who were farmers on the top hills of the thousand hills and the valleys of Rivers Mukungwa and nyabarongo so that we don’t go back to Tutsi serfdom. They spent days without food or sleep, many lost lives, their friends, relatives, children, and wives are now in prisons simply because they are Hutus and lost their country.
They all sacrificed for what they believed in that we didn’t want another 400 years of oppression, torture, castration, and imprisonment, however we lost because Clintons, Blair’s, among others wanted a piece of minerals in DRC and we were the sacrifices. Now Rwanda is a country full of tombs, graveyards, jails, prisons, and skulls. Your children no longer have a place to call home and they paid the maximum price of not listening to you. Today I wanted to also let you know that all those traitors died a miserable death those who survived are now homeless, hopeless, and futureless in foreign countries. Here I want to remind you those who tirelessly supported RPF so that they could be rewarded of big positions by RPF after killing Habyarimana. Some of them are now looking miserable as refugees in France, Belgium, USA, UK, Netherlands, and Canada. Do you remember those who used to sing that THERE'LL BE JUBILATION WHEN KINANI'S GONE? Kagame killed one by one like flies. Kanyarengwe and colleagues were buried in unmarked graves. Bizimungu Pasteri is now selling bananas along the streets in Gasyata. Dear ancestors, do you still remember the Twagiramungu and colleagues? The guy who used to call for "Conseleil General" INAMA RUKOKOMA BABYEYI!!! He is too old living far away from home in an Iceland. He indeed misses the beautiful weather of Kigali. On this day, he is now living in "Maison Sociale" surviving on welfare. He can never come back to Kigali unless he choose to be hosted in 1930. Most of his colleagues are now old and blind living in nursing homes surviving on social welfare in Europe.
Do you remember the RPF generals and their colleagues? I mean those extremist Tutsis who didn’t want to see any Hutu escaping their Abattoir. I mean those who prepared the killings of your pregnant women and breastfeeding children? I want to talk about Kayumba Nyamwasa, Karegeya, Sam Kaka, Rose Kabuye, Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, Dr Gasekure, Riwgara Assinapol, Jack Bihozagara, among others. Most of them died in mysterious ways those who are still alive either are walking with bullets holes in their stomachs or they are forbidden to leave their homes or even talk to the flying bird. Dear Ancestors, ever since you were gone things have changed indeed. If your grand kids are not held at Iwawa Island then we will collect their bodies in Lake Rweru in Burundi on their way to River Akanyaru simply because they are Hutus.
Now that we lost our ancestors country, what is expected of us? Our ancestors did their share, their children did theirs; what is it that is asked of us? What does a country mean to us? Don’t you ever feel ashamed that you are either in exile or inside Rwanda as a second class citizen in the land of your patriarchs? In Rwanda we are being killed every minute that passes those who are lucky are excommunicated to Iwawa Island those unlucky are ferried by River Mukungwa and Nyabarongo or fed Kagame's crocodile firm in Lake Muhazi.
Frantz Fanon once said: “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it, in relative opacity.” Our grandfathers fought the sons of Kanjogera and ended 400 years of slavery. Our fathers fought against the Tutsis from Uganda, Congo, Burundi, and inside Rwanda. Although they lost the country because they were betrayed by greedy Hutus with big noses and bumpy stomachs, they saved millions who managed to go into exile and their remaining is still fighting it in the jungle. Our generation will be the most blamed because we have strength, knowledge, and technology to know what is going on around us. NITUDATANGA AMARASO NGO TUBOHOZE IKI GIHUGU AMATEKA AZABITUBAZA.
Today, the question to the young generation is: what is your mission? And upon discovering the mission, the next question will be; how do you go about achieving that mission? Dear young Hutus if you don’t know your mission or understand the problem let me help you identify it. In October 1, 1990 Tutsis from Uganda invaded Rwanda with a single mission, to enslave Hutus again. They were angry that our forefathers had liberated Rwanda from the Tutsi monarch which used to castrate all Hutu males. This struggle achieved our Rwandan independence of the 1st July 1962 that RPF no longer celebrates. In July 4, 1994 Tutsis retook Rwanda and sent millions of Hutus into exile. That is why you see many Rwandan refugees across the continent of Africa and in the Western countries. Those who couldn’t leave Rwanda are now here to pay taxes to the Tutsi government which they use to buy weapons to continue enslaving all Hutus. Those unlucky kids like you and me sometimes end up dead and thrown in different rivers and lakes around Rwanda among them Lake Muhazi where our bodies feed the famous Kagame Crocodile Firm others end up in Lake Rweru in Burundi with their arms tied on their backs. If you don’t stand up and join others to fight this injustice the chances are you will end up either behind bars if you are lucky you will be taken to Iwawa Island to do a forced labor like the ones our ancestors did called "uburetwa or corvee."
As a way forward, the young generation must accept the responsibility to be the cornerstone for the liberation of Rwanda we want. But before you take on the responsibility to liberate Rwanda from the extremist Tutsis who always want to see you dead, you must discover who you are and be ready for the continued aspirations of the Rwanda we want. A Rwanda where all people, Hutus, Tutsis, and Twas are equal before the law and the flag.
A foundation for the Tutsi kids to fight you in all aspects of your life has been laid with a big window of opportunities. They have access to better education than you. They are offered scholarships to go to betters schools in USA, Canada, South Africa, UK, France, Netherlands, Japan, China, Australia, Turkey, and India. Hutus are the ones to attend technical schools. Those who pay themselves to go to school they are not given jobs. They are told to go to the rural areas. Tutsis now own 70% of all Rwandan economy including the Famous Gorillas now belong to Jeanette Kagame. All banks are theirs and all Tutsi kids are paid schools fees, shoes, drinking water, biscuits, school uniform, milk, and taken to schools by buses. You if you are lucky you are only allowed to live in Rwanda. If your mother goes to sell bananas on the streets so that she can feed you she is killed by DASSO. Your mother is forced to pay health insurance which is owned by RPF business venture if she cannot afford the monthly contribution they will either take her cooking pot or the chicks that have just hatched. If you don’t stand up and fight for your life you are the next to be tossed into River Nyabaronko.
With such uncertainty, the young Hutus should accept the responsibility, to fulfil their mission of being freedom fighters to liberate their people in order to allow their children heir a country of their ancestors.
‘Flame of Darkness in Rwanda’
In all commemorations of the so called Tutsi Genocide, a torch is used to remind all Tutsis their mission to work in unison to enslave Hutus forever. The torch is a symbol and a call to reignite Tutsi ambition of establishing Tutsi kingdom in the region where the rest of the tribes in the region are nothing but slaves.
So it’s up to the present Hutu generation to make sure that they understand the Rwandan symbolism and their meanings in order to fight them to their last breath. This will help to liberate their people. It is the responsibility of the present generation as leaders of today and tomorrow, the people who will liberate Rwanda and make sure they fulfil this mission not betray it the same way some of the greedy Hutus did.
Rwandan young Hutus also should understand that the Ndi Umunyarwanda does not include Hutus. It means that Rwanda belongs to Tutsi only and the rest are just slaves and farmers who are there to serve and feed Tutsis. Hutus don’t belong in this Rwanda they are just captives.
Rwandans who lived first-hand test of the RPF mass killing between 1990 and 1999 should write about lessons from the RPF killings share stories of how they were butchered like pork. This will motivate more young Hutus to embrace new revolution to liberate our motherland from the Tutsi monarch.
If we do not write, someone else will and they will distort it or write it out of context as we have witnessed in the last 22 years where RPF lies that Rwanda had 1 million Tutsis who were killed in 1994 and yet we all know that when the Tutsis attacked Rwanda, the country had only 6 million Rwandans. Tutsis were only 14% which is only 840000 of all Rwandans. Hutus were over 5 million. However, the Tutsi monarch under RPF have embarked on the distortion of our history and we continue to allow them. In this time of free technology let’s make the records straight. Let's write our history to tell the generation to come our history of betrayal and oppression in the hands of RPF.
The writer is a Rwandan who finished his education at the University of Rwanda in 2007 but he could not be given a job by the RPF government simply because he is a Hutu. The writer lost both of his parents in Bwisige Commune to the RPF carnage. He later lost all his siblings in Nyacyonga in 1994 when RPF marched to capture Kigali.