President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is training and recruiting Rwandan rebels in South Western Uganda to topple President Paul Kagame’s government, Rushyashya a newspaper based in Kigali claims.
For some weeks this newspaper which is both in print and online has been reporting about presence of these rebels in Kijura, Kibaale district who are commanded by Rwanda exiled ex-army chief Kayumba Nyamwasa.
A source in Kigali told TrumpetNews that officials in Rwanda government have not hurriedly disputed these claims because the owner of this local newspaper in highly entrenched in Kagame’s administration and for some time now that media house has published quite a number of intelligence leaks.
“Someone did a story; it has some truths since it’s informed by secret services,” a source who asked never to be named for fear of reprimand said.
The story which was published last night in vernacular (Kinyarwanda) contains details alleging how Museveni is collaborating with French government and Tilbert Rujijuro , a businessman whose property was confiscated by Rwanda government after falling out of the system.
Running under http://rushyashya.net/itohoza/2017-rnc-mu-myiteguro-ikomeye-yo.html it says, “News coming in from Uganda is that Kayumba Nyamwasa is recruiting and training rebels in Kibaale district in a place called Kijura with the help of French soldiers and the government of Uganda which knows about and has done nothing about it.”
The newspaper adds, “Museveni met Kayumba with the facilitation of France and that Tycoon Tilbert Rujijuro owner of PTO, a tobacco company.”
He recently invested over $20m in tobacco growing in Arua and is among the people who are financing the operations so that he can come back after the collapse of Kagame regime and he gets back his properties that were confiscated by the govt of Rwanda after falling out with the system and regarded as an enemy.”
These allegations could spoil the long diplomatic relations between two countries.
A top official in Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) who also wished to remain anonymous could neither deny or confirm the allegations when contacted by this website.
However, UPDF spokesman Brig Richard Karemire laughed off the claims when contacted on phone disregarding it as a rumour, “I have not heard it but take that as a rumour.”
Karemire through his military experience said rebels need government to be trained.
“I have never heard of any government that trains rebels. Rebels train themselves,” he said before hanging up.
Kayumba Nyamwas has survived various assassination attempts while in exile in South Africa after falling out with his comrade Kagame.
The former army commander is accused of planning to overthrow the regime.
Some of Nyamwasa’s cohorts have been assassinated although Rwanda government denies responsibility.