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Who is Victoire Ingabire?
An investigation by The Rwanda Focus has come up with incontrovertible proof that Victoire Ingabire who earlier this year came to Rwanda from the Netherlands with intentions to contest the presidential elections in August was a member of the CDR (Coalition for the Defence of the Republic) extremists whose sworn duty was to exterminate every last surviving Tutsi in Rwanda, including babies still in their mothers’ wombs.
Victoire Ingabire has been claiming that she never espoused the politics of genocide. The Rwanda Focus has incontrovertible information that in 1993 she, together with her mother Odetta Dusabe, defected from Habyarimana’s MRND party to join CDR.
The CDR philosophy was, according to its co-founder Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, that MRND was not doing enough to solve “the Tutsi problem”. This man co-founded CDR with Hassan Ngeze, editor of the infamous Kangura which among other things published the notorious ‘Hutu Ten Commandments’ that among other things exhorted “all Hutus to stop taking pity on the Tutsi ‘snakes’”.
Ingabire’s mother Odetta Dusabe, according to the findings of a Gacaca court in Butamwa apparently was a faithful adherent of Barayagwiza’s philosophy of killing even unborn babies. The woman was a nurse at the Butamwa Health Centre and she used to do things to pregnant Tutsi women that for good taste we cannot describe in these pages. Suffice it to say that none of the Tutsi women that fell in the hands of Dusabe ever survived - that is after she dealt gruesomely with their foetuses.
Victoire Ingabire was born on 3 October 1968 in Gatumba (former Kibirira Commune) and she is the daughter of Pascal Gakumba. This man Gakumba too was an adherent of Barayagwiza and Ngeze and was a very active participant in massacres of Tutsis. International rights bodies like Human Rights Watch and other friends of Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire have not mentioned it, but Gacaca courts convicted both her parents, Gakumba and Dusabe of being very enthusiastic participant in the genocide, and that these convictions took place long before Ingabire ever declared her political intentions.
After a Gacaca court passed a life sentence on Dusabe the woman fled to Belgium where she is up to now. But Gakumba chose suicide after another court passed a similar sentence on him. The man drank rat poison and died.
Gakumba met Dusabe at a time the woman worked at a small health centre in Gatumba. It is said that Dusabe moonlighted as a sex worker during after work hours. Not long after her liaison with Gakumba Victoire Ingabire was conceived.
Among the other men Odetta Dusabe came to know was one Dr. Akingeneye who was one of Juvenal Habyarimana’s physicians. Akingeneye apparently was enamoured of Dusabe’s charms and it is him who brought her to Kigali to work at the Butamwa Health Centre. Dusabe had two children with Akingeneye.
Ingabire grew up in a household of different fathers. She was not an adept student in her primary school years and failed to attain the pass mark to go to a government secondary school. So she went to G.S. Rambura for her secondary education. In the days of Habyarimana, and Kayibanda before him when tribal segregation was the order of the day, the authorities made provisions for failing Hutu children to attain higher education. On the other hand the system made sure even the most brilliant Tutsi never went beyond six years of primary school. G.S. Rambura where Ingabire did six years of secondary school was a school for mediocre Hutu students. Ingabire never went to university.
After her sixth year at G.S. Rambura in 1991 she went to work in the Customs branch of the Ministry of Finance. It was in 93, apparently unsatisfied that Habyarimana’s MRND was doing enough to foment the required levels of Tutsi hatred that Ingabire and her mother decided to join the more incendiary CDR. In CDR Ingabire was a very active grassroots organiser for this group of extremists.
According to Gacaca documents, her mother became even more active in the gruesome killings of Tutsi women and the unborn children of whomever happened to be pregnant in 94.
People who knew Ingabire those days are very sure the only reason she wasn’t a participant in the Genocide was because she had gone to Holland for further training for her government job. She decided to stay in Europe when the RPF stopped the Genocide and drove out the genocidal regime.
In Holland Ingabire had three children. Information we have is that neither of them shares a father.
The membership of FDU Inkingi for which Ingabire is the leader is mainly composed of former members of Habyarimana’s MRND and Barayagwiza and Ngeze’s CDR.
When these people on 25 March 1995 formed something called the Rassemblement pour le Retour des Refugies et la Democratie au Rwanda (RDR) in the Mugunga refugee camp in the former Zaire they appointed Victoire Ingabire to be its point person in Holland. And in a big RDR meeting in Bonn, Germany on 17 August 2000 during the so-called third RDR congress Ingabire was made the overall leader of the RDR. In yet another of these congresses, again in Bonn, on 22 March 2003 the woman once again was made leader of RDR up to recently when it changed its name to FDU Inkingi.
Ingabire’s genocide affiliations have been out there in the open for anyone who wants to see.
One of the FDU Inkingi officials Joseph Ntawangundi for example had been convicted of genocide and crimes committed during the genocide and left Rwanda. But when they arrested the fellow after he returned to join Ingabire, FDU Inkingi together with Human Rights Watch and their friends set up a hue and cry that a member of the opposition was being wrongly jailed. That is until Ntawangundi himself admitted that indeed he participated in the Genocide. After that even Ingabire changed her statements when incontrovertible proof of Ntawangundi’s culpability was made public, and she tried to disassociate herself from him.
But these people have been so tight together it is impossible for one to extricate herself from the other.
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