By David Himbara
Heavy rains pounded both Rwanda and Burundi on April 30, 2018. Rwanda’s International Airport became flooded. But Burundi’s International was not flooded. How can that be ? Kagame’s Rwanda is said to be an African development model while Burundi is purportedly a failing state. Kagame himself is the main author of this thinking.
Evidently, Burundi’s infrastructure has a lesson for Kagame. As the Director-General of Burundi’s civil aviation says, ”Bujumbura International Airport is sufficiently protected against bad weather. An extensive drainage system protects the airport from floods observed throughout the year.”
Imagine the irony of Nkurunzira’s Burundi hosting Kagame’s RwandAir fleet
Kagame has arrogantly stated publicly that his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza, is a failed leader who does not deserve to be in office.
With the flooding of Kigali International Airport, Kagame had to eat a humble pie. He had to ask for help from Burundi. And Burundi opened its airport to RwandAir fleet on April 30, 2018. The planes left Bujumbura on May 1, 2018. The lesson for Kagame? Be humble. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.