About dictators, Winston S. Churchill, in his book “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” famously stated:
“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”
Now see how the Rwandan dictator, Paul Kagame, is a perfect illustration of what appears to be powerful but yet in reality is trembling with fear.
A group of Rwandans, namely, Father Thomas Nahimana, Venant Nkurunziza, Claire Nadine Kasinge, and Kasinge’s baby Kejo Skyler are currently stuck at Nairobi International Airport.
Kagame has shut the door and won’t let them into their homeland. Imagine they even had to get an East African visa issued by Kenya. So Kagame goes against Rwanda constitution and East African Community regulations – and denies Rwandans entry to their homeland. Evidently the three adults and a baby are coming to complete for power against the Kagame machine.
There is another quote from Churchill that describes the disease Kagame is suffering from:
“Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”
Kagame is trapped on the back of tiger. When Kagame hears that Thomas Nahimana, Venant Nkurunziza, Claire Nadine Kasinge, and Kasinge’s baby Kejo Skyler are on the way to Rwanda the Rwandan ruler is terrified.
Kagame is horrified not because of these three adults and a baby are returning to Rwanda but because of the bigger problem – being accountable to such crimes as those mentioned in the UN Congo Mapping Report when he is out power. This report that unearthed crimes against humanity by Kagame’s armies awaits him when out of office.
The three adults and a baby merely remind the dictator that more and more people will dare challenge him – and even remove him from his throne sooner or later.