By David Himbara
General Paul Kagame makes secret overseas travels. Not only that. He travels with two executive jets – not one. Case in point is Kagame’s trip to the US from January 7 to January 11, 2020. On his return from the US, Kagame’s aircraft, registration number EI-LSN, departed Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, USA on January 11, 2020. It arrived in Valencia, Spain, on January 12, 2020. It continued onto Abu Dhabi, arriving the same day. Kagame then attended “Future Sustainability Summit” in Abu Dhabi on 13–14 January 2020.
Kagame’s other aircraft, registration number 2-GJJA also departed Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, USA on January 11, 2020, for same destination – Valencia, Spain. It continued on to Abu Dhabi.
Why is Kagame travelling with two jets? One thing is for sure. Kagame’s ruling party, RPF, is laughing to the bank. RPF’s US$500 million business empire, CVL, owns the jets Kagame charters for his travels. By travelling with two, Kagame the RPF chairman is milking Kagame the president of poverty-stricken Rwanda.