Kagame’s Visit To Uganda Attracted Attention For The Wrong Reason

Kagame and Museveni at their joint press conference at Entebbe on March 25, 2018.Kagame ought to do to Uganda as he would have Uganda do to him

By David Himbara

When President Paul Kagame went to Uganda on March 25, 2018, Rwandan human rights activists hoped for one thing. We hoped that President Yoweri Museveni would tell Kagame in no uncertain terms to end terror, kidnapping, and death of Rwandan refugees on Ugandan soil persistently unleashed by Rwandan agents. After all, this is the single issue that has poised the Rwanda-Uganda relationship in the recent past. Kagame’s terror in Uganda was also most embarrassing to Museveni due to the manner in which it was routinely executed. Kagame was able to unleash violence in Uganda by audaciously infiltrating Uganda’s security system. Museveni appeared to confirm this by the recent dramatic measure he took — he removed the top leadership of Uganda’s key security organs, including folks suspected to be in Kagame’s deep pockets.

It turned out that something entirely different grabbed people’s attention after the Kagame-Museveni meeting


Wonders never cease, as the British say. What stole the show after the Kagame-Museveni meeting was not the substantive discussion, but rather what took place before the meeting. Social media writers noted the fact that Museveni did not shake Kagame’s hand. The same social media writers claimed that Museveni’s hand, which was bandaged when Kagame arrived, was miraculously cured within hours. Apparently, Museveni was later seen shaking other peoples’ hands.

Whether this is true or not, it makes no difference whatsoever. It simply emphasizes how tainted and morally-low Kagame has sunk.

Kagame’s name is easily associated with criminality, and it is his own doing, really

Eventually, everyone must face up to the consequences of his actions. We are reminded of the proverbial saying of ”you reap what you sow” that is effectively articulated in the Bible:

”Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

It appears that Kagame’s methods of taking peoples’ lives, including the use of poison, is globally-feared. In Rwanda and in Rwandan diaspora communities, official poisoning is a way of life. By now, few Rwandans would not know what is known as General Dan Munyuza’s “medicine.”

Munyuza with Kagame and Jack Nziza — the most ruthless men in Rwanda.


Sudden and mysterious deaths of the perceived opponents of the regime killed by Munyuza’s medicine are widely known and reportd. General Dan Munyuza is the man in charge of assassinations including poisoning operations. Interestingly, one of Munyuza’s victims, Camarade Rukabu, a Rwandan UN Senior police officer returning from Darfur in 2012, was reportedly poisoned in the transit at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Previously, Rukabu was said to have been questioned about his public utterances critical of president Kagame.

Munyuza medicine is usually drank in a glass of juice or beer

Back to the social media and the would-be-handshake. So now, has Munyuza’s medicine reached the sophistication of poisoning with a handshake? This sounds like a James Bond film. I previously imagined that only in movies could somebody be poisoned with a chemical applied to his hand. Evidently I am naive. In any event, knowing as we do the extent to which Kagame takes lives without a second thought, a poisonous handshake may not be far-fetched after all. To Kagame, the only purpose is to accumulate political power — by any means, including murder.