Letter: Pres. Kagame’s Visit To Zambia


Dear President Lungu

I am compiled to write this open letter because of the above subject. I am a Rwandan refugee living in Norway.

Your Excellency as Rwandan President Paul Kagame visits your country. I would like to highlight the following points.

As much as you have every right to invite who your country wishes you need to ask yourselves as a country a number of questions. How are these leaders you invite treating their nationals.

Your Excellency , your brother Paul Kagame ,comes to Zambia with dirty hands. But if Zambia wants to make her hands dirty by shaking them with dictators like Paul Kagame then I don’t know where our beloved Africa is going to.

Your Excellency , a man like Mr Kagame who is well known for human rights violation within and out side Rwanda is of no use to your democratic country which respects the right of every citizen through the freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom of assembly and freedom of choice.

A man like Mr Kagame who does not want to leave power is of no use to your democratic country which continues to enjoy the smooth transfer of power through holding free and fair elections where the opposition leaders are allowed to register their political parties without hindrance from the state.

Your Excellency, there is no opposition in Rwanda. While in a democracy the role of the opposition is to provide checks and balance to the government, in Rwanda Mr. Kagame does not tolerate anyone who is opposed to his views.
It is in this regards that he has made sure that no voice of an opposition is heard in Rwanda,only those that sing praises to him are given space speak.

The opposition figures in Rwanda who have shown the willingness to stand up and challenge him using their democratic rights, have been arrested in some trumped up charges and others have been denied an entry to Rwanda by Kagame through the immigration authority.

The recent case of Father Thomas Nahimana an exiled politician living in France who attempted twice to travel to Rwanda to register his political party Ishema party. He was denied entry into his own country together with his team. This makes a sad reading.This goes on to show how far Mr. Kagame has reached in closing the political space in my country.

Rwandans can indeed be declared persona non grata in their own country for politically not agreeing with Mr. Paul Kagame.

Madame Victiore Ingabire Umuhoza who is serving a 15 years imprisonement for simply expressing that she stands ready to unite the country. She wanted to register her party so that she can participate in the elections. It is now over 5 years her political party the United Democratic Force of Rwanda FDU Inkingi is not registered. It’s members are being brutalised every day by the Kagame brutal regime. This this the same story with PDP Imanzi of Deogratias Mushayidi.

Mr. Deogratias Mushayidi serving life imprisonement for simply being a Tutsi who doesn’t agree with Kagame’s leadership style of victimization.

Mr. Kagame being a Tutsi, expects every Tutsi to agree with him even when it is clear that he is not following the principles of democracy.

Your Excellency, a man like Mr. Kagame who is a well known trouble maker in great lakes region, is of no use to a respectable country like Zambia which enjoys good relationships with her neighbouring countries in the region.

A man who does not respect the three arms of government by controlling parliament and judiciary. He is of no use to a country like Zambia where these arms of government work independently.

There is no democracy in Rwanda, your Excellency.

Africa is even late on the issue of this subject.I believe that we can not say Africa is a Democratic continent when some of her countries are living in a world that does not support or promote the fruits of democracy.The democracy issue in Rwanda is of great concern as
Paul Kagame has failed to uphold the principles of democracy.

He has failed by amending the constitution to allow himself to stay in power forever while he knows his term of office is coming to an end in August 2017.

Your country, Mr. President is one of the countries which can boast of having fruits of democracy ,but the question is. what is Zambia doing to help other countries reach the minimum attribute of a free country?

Your Excellency, being a leader of a country that is building her Democratic attributes, Zambia can help a country like Rwanda to meet the same.

Zambia can help Rwanda by facilitating a madiation between Kagame’s government and the opposition political parties so that a sustainble solution is found to the currently pending political tension in Rwanda.

Your Excellency, being the President of a country which is hosting a lot of Rwandese refugees, you are in the best position to initiate this madiation and as a Rwandan who is hungry for true deomocracy in my country Rwanda, I look up to you to restore our hope.

Your Excellency, I am appealing to you, as you are going to share the meal with your brother Mr.Paul Kagame, whisper to him to open up the political space in Rwanda. Challenge him to free Madame Victoire Ingabire and Mr. Deogratias Mushayidi and let their political parties be registered, whisper to your brother to let Father Thomas Nahimana and his team travel to Rwanda.

Your Excellency whisper to Mr. Paul Kagame to stop kidnapping, torturing and killing the innocent Rwandans through his notorious directorate of military intelligence(DMI).

Finally your Excellency, I would like to thank your peaceful country Zambia for providing a home to hundreds of Rwandese refegees including myself who ran away from Mr. Paul Kagame,s brutal regime.

Your Excellency, your intervention in resolving the political problem in Rwanda will go a long way in restoring peace and stability in the great lakes region and lessen your country’s burden of hosting refugees.

May God bless you and the nation of Zambia.

Jeanne Mukamurenzi,

Trondheim, Norway.


  1. Solomon

    Rwandans will not tolerate voices that promote a return to the ethnic divisionism that precipitated the genocide 18 years ago. To that extent, we place limits on freedom of expression in a similar way to how much of Europe has made it a crime to deny the Holocaust. Aside from that, Rwanda is a very open and free country.

    • Mulenga

      Who are you to phase out people’s ethinics. We are who we are . Hutu, Tutsi and twa. Genocide happened and Hutu and Tutsi pqrticipated. Kagame committed genocide and everyone knows

  2. Kamonyo

    There is no perfect place on this planet. Mistakes happen. The sad thing is that if a mistakes happens in Rwanda or any other third world and it was caused by either police or a judicial system we tend to always link the situation with the president

  3. Kabundi

    On human rights concerns in Rwanda,you have to know that some human rights organizations try to advocate impunity for important genocide perpetrators and encourage the leaders of the still extant “Hutu Power” movement most visible as a small stratum of upper class extremists among the Rwandan diaspora who are unrepentant about and often implicated in the 1994 genocide against the Rwandan Tutsi to keep blowing on the members of that genocide in the hope of restoring Hutu Power governance in Rwanda. This is why you will often find some irrelevants sayings ….”Domestic opponents of Mr Kagame have a nasty habit of getting locked up or being murdered…”
    As any other responsible government,Rwanda does not compromise when the issue of the Genocide comes up; and it never will,as it is the case when it comes to the holocaust in western countries where the lady who wrote this letter lives.

  4. Boko m23

    Chikala lango and your friend foolish Rwandan president you dictator’s

  5. Boko m23

    You dictator Edgar chikala lango and your friend foolish poor leaders

  6. Mwami

    They ar jst the same thus y kagame z invited.

  7. Igweee Aliwatsons

    Birds of the same feathers flock together. Kkkkk

  8. jason Nyirenda

    Very touching. I hope Kalaba and Amos Chanda will share this letter with the president. This letter is full of indisputable facts

  9. chanzi


  10. Juru Abdoul

    This open letter is nonsense!!Whoever denies achievements of Rwanda, he/she is on the side of genocidaires!! We are ready to fight him or her!!

  11. Munyambo Peter

    Shame on this genocidaire Jeanne Mukamurenzi who killed children and tortured innocent women. This lady has no moral to write this letter. She deserves hell

  12. kakoro

    this is rubbish , before swallowing this shit go to Rwanda and enjoy the good governance of Mr Kagame , the writer of the letter has something to with Genocide against the tutsi that happened in Rwanda in 1994 ,such guys are the ones who are ashamed of what they did or what their relatives committed and don’t forget that the last step of genocide is Denial

  13. jeanne

    this lady is crazy, she is always shouting with no reason. those who know her post on facebook or somewhere else can support what am saying, so people from Zambia don’t consider this

  14. robert

    I could be surprised if this Letter has been written by someone Else; none can do ths expect Mukamurenzi

  15. lungani

    Zambian People, we are happy to receive President Kagame; Welcome in Fambia

  16. Juru Abdoul

    Dear All, I would like to highlight the following points.

    Dear All, Mukamurenzi Jeanne,is with dirty hands and she is criminal..
    She became refugee due to her role in 1994 tutsi Genocide, where she is accused crimes against humanity.
    Mukamurenzi Jeanne is a ruthless lady, who massacred innocent kids, children,.. . She demolished houses and robed materials from her tutsis neghbors.

    How a person like her can criticize a Man like Paul Kagame?

    Paul Kagame stopped Genocide. Just to remind readers that Genocide against Tutsis has been in preparations since 1959.

    Only 23 years after, Rwandans are on the right track in reconciliation. Healing and welfare.

    As a conclusion, Mukamurenzi and her team of criminals should face justice. Even if those innocent killed people cannot explain what Calvary way they passed through, survivors will never keep silent on their role in Genocide against Tutsi.

    We Will thank H.E Paul Kagame and his Team, a good team ever, for their contribution to the peace, harmony, security, welfare… of Rwandans.


    • Mulenga

      You a foul who are you to say that, who doesn’t know you that you work for that genocidaire kagame, he killed all Hutus and jailed them. He is the one who started genocide when he killed the president habyarimana

  17. Mpombo

    Too much democracy in Rwanda may bring Genocide we prefer stability over democracy We nearly experienced this after the elections where other ethnic groups became victims in some regions

  18. Desmond

    In the first place, I would like to thank Jeanne Mukamurenzi, for helping us in Zambia know who our president admire in his leadership ideologies. We have as well come to know why this presido of yours was invited. We have known the kind bilateral relationship to be strengthen. On the other hand, you the author Mr Peter Adamu, convey my comment to this Rwandan citizen living in Norway,that the Zambian president you are making such appeals to is a wrong one. Its like you are telling a fatal soldier to stop another soldier of the same crew to stop killing villagers they have invaded. Infact, it is, the junior Zambian President who want a Senior Rwandan President to coach him. Can this junior president who is eager to learn to forsake his master or entrainer? Zambians are disappointed as you are?

  19. Mbangu Chikuma

    Paul Kagame is a better dictator who has taken the country from ashes of genocide to economic prosperity , cleanliness and a country of law and order . Zambia on the other side is swimming in debt , dirty , poverty , corruption and luck of the rule of Law .

  20. Samuel Kalenga

    Unfortunately Zambia is now a dictatorship, with the opposition parties or voices constantly subjected to persecutions. I see no difference between the current leadership in Rwanda and Zambia. Edgar and his new found friend Paul are just the same. Anyway, time will tell

  21. HOD

    I wish the writer knew that the description he has given to Kagame best suits Edger Lungu.

  22. young millionaire

    Letter to the blind

  23. young millionaire

    Letter to the blind,

  24. paul


  25. Awa na moyo

    The anti ECL nomatter what you say,the truth is you break the law ,u get caged *#HH

  26. Boko m23

    You people who support Edgar chikala lango and his friend fuck you cadre’s they smelling like toilet you suffering but you steal supporting Edgar chikala lango bullshit.

  27. Fried Thought

    Comment. We cannot all be respected,have fair justice among other issues because its a world of ups and downs.Believe It Or Not.

  28. Lincoln Martins

    You are just as canning as you are blind. To start with, if a clergyman starts to make political statements, he ceases to be a man of God and he becomes a politician. The blind part is that, from what you have written, you don’t a thing about Zambian politics and general warfare while the canning part is that you are too swift in defaming someone’s character such that you are ready to tell lies yet you fail to mention a single progressive programme undertaken by President Paul Kagame.. For example, do you know that Rwanda is the first and probably the only country in Africa to enact a computer for every child policy?
    As the saying goes, you never appreciate what you have until you lose it.

  29. Sam

    Thank you Mukamurenzd! I would like to thank people of Zambia for their hospitality and asking them to keep helping those who are in need especial Rwandan. The man you have hosted is a long standing criminal in way you can even imagine ! I thank most of you know him through media because he has money and is paying to clean his image. Hitler was better than him and his victims are not only Rwandan they are also Burundian, Congolese, Spanish, Canadian and others.

  30. Manzi

    Don’t forget that most of the so called opposition figures have contact with the militias responsible for the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and sometimes make inflammatory statements calling to exterminate Tutsi. The lady who wrote this later,is one of activists pro-Hutupower movement in europe.

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