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Kizito Mihigo Pleads Guilty to Plans to Kill Kagame

Kizito Mihigo has pleaded guilty to all criminal charges slapped against him by the State

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In an interview with NTV this week, recipe Luzinda said Franklin lost his cool after it emerged that he had forged a passport to travel and live in Uganda.

“When the passport issues came out, page he (Franklin) thought were the ones who leaked them. I felt so scared because he was calling everybody including my sister that he would do something,” said Luzinda.

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She added:”I felt threatened. I was feeling scared. He did a lot of threatening. So I decided to break the communication with him (Franklin).”

The development comes at a time when police investigations are in high gear to establish how Franklin eluded security at immigration services to travel in and out of Uganda unnoticed.

Deputy CIID boss Godfrey Musana tells ChimpLyf that investigations are in final stages to establish how the Nigerian lover got a Ugandan passport.

“If all is finished, we shall apply for an arrest warrant from Interpol so that he is apprehended and brought back to Uganda to answer all the charges,” Musana explains.

Franklin is also investigated by police for leaking Luzinda’s nude photos on the internet.

In the interview, Luzinda says she was betrayed by Franklin and that he was shocked when her photos, in which she is seen touching her private parts, were published on social media.

The photos touched off a huge public debate with most Ugandans condemning Franklin’s breach of trust.

Conservatives slammed Luzinda for letting down young and prospective musicians who looked up to her as their role model.

She has since apologised to the nation for the scandal.
Rwanda’s famous singer, purchase http://dancehallarena.com/wp-content/plugins/addthis/addthis_sidebar_widget.php Kizito Mihigo has pleaded guilty to all the criminal charges brought against him in what appears a move to secure a lesser punishment for engaging in acts that threatened state security and life of President Paul Kagame.

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Mihigo was arrested in April this year by Rwanda during preparations for the 20th Genocide commemoration events.

This was after Rwanda security agencies intercepted messages where three individuals were planning to oust or kill President Kagame.

Among them was Mihigo, a musician whose songs had played a pivotal role in healing the nation from the wounds of genocide.

The admission to guilt puts Mihigo’s fate at the mercy of judges to determine. The move would as well see Mihigo implicate his co-accused during the trial.

Mihigo, Cassien Ntamuhanga, a journalist at Amazing Grace Radio and Ntamuhanga and Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, a demobilised soldier, are accused of “involvement in planning terrorist attacks against Rwanda, planning violent overthrow of the government, planning to assassinate government officials and inciting violence among the population.”

Chimpreports this year exclusively published details of messages – (http://chimpreports.com/19219-police-rwanda-musician-mihigo-conspired-to-overthrow-govt/), showing how Mihigo was in 2013 recruited by the opposition Rwanda National Congress (RNC) to overthrow Kagame’s government.

WhatsApp

According to the WhatsApp messages, Mihigo explained why he would want to see the overthrow of the government.

On March 10, Mihigo told RNC leader Callixte Nsabimana, alias Sankara, in Kinyarwanda: “Ariko rero mon ami, jyewe numva rwose mubonyeu buryo mukuraho Rwbujindiri hatabaye intambara, byaba byiza kurushaho (But my friend, I think if you could find a way to remove the leaders without war, it would be even better.)”

This implied that all along Mihigo knew of the plot to overthrow the President by means of war.

In response, Sankara said “At this point, war is inevitable because he (President Kagame) cannot agree to negotiations.”

During the conversation with Sankara, Mihigo sent another message: “Isn’t there a way to force him? Or why don’t we kill him (Kagame) only?”

The RNC official answered, “We have to get ready to strike with force, take over one province fast, rally external powers and have them come between us to force negotiations.”

Mihigo responded: “Numva aricyo Imana yandemeye,” meaning, “I think it’s God’s calling for me.”

Investigators said Mihigo saw in himself potential to obtain a huge position in government if the RPF system crumbled.

As Mihigo and Sankara planned Kagame’s overthrow, a lady indentified as Agnes Niyibizi carried money to Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, a demobilised soldier to plant explosives which would bring down the towering Kigali City Tower (KCT).

Police quickly moved into action, seizing Dukuzumuremyi.

Prosecution said it was in possession of ample evidence including grenades and testimonies obtained from other accomplices arrested during the course of investigation.

The cache of grenades was found in Dukuzumuremyi’s possession.

On March 11, Sankara told Mihigo of a plan to secure the latter’s stay in London after releasing a series of songs backing the overthrow of Kagame’s government.

“I was speaking to Venuste Nshimiyimana, a journalist from BBC London who is a friend. I was telling him about your song and the bad reaction people have had. Why don’t you let him get you an invitation from BBC so you can get a UK visa? You can go there instead of Belgium,” said Sankara.

At the time, Mihigo had just released a controversial song titled “Igisobanuro cyurupfu (the meaning of death.)”

In the song, Mihigo talks about a possible double genocide and insinuates there are people who retaliated for those killed in genocide.

Mihigo expressed willingness to travel to London. “Brother, I am in,” the singer told Sankara.

The RNC official also showed Mihigo the message he had received from journalist Nshimiyimana.

It read: “Reka nkwereke msg anyohereje. “Umubaze azaze anyure kuri BBC TV and radio. Bamukorera PR atigeze abona mbere (Let me show you the message he has sent. “Ask him to come and be on BBC TV and Radio. They will give him the kind of PR he has never seen.”

Asked whether he would be available for the TV interview on April 7, Mihigo answered: “With pleasure.”

Rwandan authorities did not wait for Mihigo to appear on BBC. He was arrested and incarcerated.

Bamporiki

In his conversation with Sankara, Mihigo exhibited distaste for Edouard Bamporiki, Rwanda’s youngest legislator in the Chamber of Deputies.

“Bro, the way Hutu admire me is the same way Tutsi hate me, but especially that Hutu called Bamporiki who pretends to be more Tutsi than Tutsis,” said the jailed musician.

Boasting of a network of hit men in Rwanda, Sankara tells Mihigo: “If you want, I can tell the youth that work there to ‘punish’ him. Two weeks and it will be done.”

He adds: “Iriya mbwa nasabye abasore banjye gukemura ikibazo cyabo (That dog, I have asked our men to solve this problem.”

On March 13, Mihigo said he would be thankful for the elimination of Bamporiki.

He told Sankara: “The day you plan to ‘solve the problem’, tell me so I can delete you number (it’s ok I know it by heart). I will then go share a meal with some people so that I have people vouching for me in case they say that I am the one responsible for killing him. It will be true justice because when the State does not know how to give justice and instead expedites injustice, people must do it on their own.”

Tanzania’s role

In a boastful tone, Sankara promised: “Brother, I am with one of my superiors. Leave that problem to me and blame me if it is not solved. Because there, except for pk (Paul Kagame) who is difficult, all the others would not live to see the next day if I decide. Delete these messages.”

A day later, Sankara exposed the role of Tanzania in attempts to overthrow Kagame’s government.

He said plans had been finalised for RNC-FDLR to officially declare war on Rwanda.

An entire province would fall in the hands of rebels after which world bodies would be urged to intervene and force Kagame to the negotiating table.

On March 14, Sankara told Mihigo he was in company of “someone who is supposed to help our group with where we are will make our declaration. Tanzania is ready to help us, give us full security and help us by all means.”

Mihigo asked, “when would that be?” the RNC official responded: “April.”

Safety

On the same day, Mihigo stated: “That’s too soon. I am looking for a way to leave first. Because that is where I will be able to release the two other songs I have prepared and whatever happens, I have to do it during the Commemoration period.”

He further told Sankara: “My brother, just wait until I leave this land and you will see. They will talk about me and I will reply in a way that will transform people.”

“The important thing is that you hide. Take out your battery and find another phone,” Sankara advised the musician.

“Ahubwo se ubwo ninkuramo batterie ntibashobora kumva ko hari icyo nikeka icyaha kikampama kandi bashoboraga kubura preuve? (But if I take out my battery, won’t they think I am guilty when they could have ended up with no proof?” wondered Sankara.

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