A court in the United Kingdom has dropped an extradition case against Rwanda’s intelligence chief, Gen Karenzi Karake.
He was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport in June in response to a European Arrest Warrant.
Gen Karake is accused by Spain of ordering massacres in the wake of the 1994 genocide.
He was then granted bail while the British court decided what to do.
According to the BBC, Karake’s controversial arrest was described as a continuation of “colonialism” by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.
Rwanda welcomes end of spy chief extradition case
Rwanda’s foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, has tweeted her reaction to the dropping of the extradition case against Gen Karenzi Karake.
“Delighted! Gen. KK coming home! This was an unnecessary and abusive process…” she said.
Rwandan Justice Minister, Johnston Busingye, says he is happy because Karake can now go back home.
He also said this was an unjust case.
Karake had to be heavily protected by the police from incensed Congolese protesters.
Kagame gets excited, tweets Rwandan-English aka “Rwaglish”
The head of state, Kagame and Karake’s boss was way too excited that he forgot and tweeted using what many have already termed as “Rwaglish” or Rwandan version of English.
“Truth is really very stubborn …..it just chooses it (insitead of “its”) moment !” Kagame wrote on his official Twitter handle @PaulKagame which boasts of 1.09m followers.
The president was quick to realise the mishap and then added another tweet: “…its*”.
He went on: “Many thanks to the tireless legal team, friends and the unbreakable Rwandan spirit…!”
Does it remind you of the myths told about Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin (believed to have been illiterate)?
He reportedly went to Kabale in South Western Uganda and labelled residents “vegetables”.
While leaving the district, he was reminded that he had called people vegetables and made to return purposely to add “growers” (vegetable growers) which he allegedly said in a thunderous voice that it made “pregnant women miscarry and old people lose their lives”.
Hmm, “Amin’s nonsensical myths” aside, the Rwandan spy is expected to return home, a free man.