News reaching 256news.com indicates that Ambassador Jean Pierre
| In hiding? Ambassador Bizimana |
Bizimana of Rwanda to the Netherlands is seeking political asylum in
the Republic of Ireland.
Bizimana failed to turn up for the recently concluded Ambassadors’
retreat in Kigali last week because he feared arrest, according to
The sources indicate that Ambassador Bizimana got into trouble because
of alleged links to controversial opposition leader Ingabire Victoire
Umuhoza of the FDU-INKINGI.
When 256news.com contacted Ingabire for a comment, she denied links
with him but said, “the Ambassador is being blamed for falling to help assassins
sent by Kigali to kill me shortly before my return.”
Other reasons advanced are that, Bizimana helped Ingabire and her
family to acquire travel documents without authorization from Kigali.
A source in the West who is aware of Rwandan politics said the two
(Ingabire and Bizimana) share close kinship.
Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister did not answer
repeated phone calls from 256news.com and even SMS messages seeking
clarification went unanswered.
Ingabire, who this week caused a stir by seeking a temporary
asylum in British High Commission in Kigali told 256news.com on
telephone that, her impact is being felt by the regime in Kigali
“if Ambassadors are beginning to flee because of me.”