Scotland Yard has issued a “threats to life warning” notice to at least two organisers of a Rwandan diaspora meeting, issued by the London Metropolitan Police dated 12 May 2011. The warning reads in part as follows:
“Rwandan Government poses an imminent threat to your life. The threat could come in any form. You should be aware of other high profile cases where action such as this has been concluded in the past. Conventional and non-conventional means have been used.”
On the royal wedding day, april 29th 2011, MI5 warned Rwandan high commissioner to Britain to halt an alleged campaign of harassment against suspected critics of his country's government based in the UK. The statement reads:
"Ernest Rwamucyo, who is due to attend today's royal wedding as Rwanda's envoy to London, was told by the Security Service that the UK's £83m aid to Rwanda could be cut unless the secret activities against members of the diaspora were halted."Paul Kagame consistently prides himself for ignoring those who criticize him and his regime. His often repeated mantra was well summed up at a lunch with William Wallis at Wyndham Grand in Chelsea Harbour yesterday:
“I don’t think anybody out there in the media, UN, human rights organisations, has any moral right whatsoever to level any accusations against me or against Rwanda. Because, when it came to the problems facing Rwanda, and the Congo, they were all useless,”
David Cameron's friend and former speechwriter, Ian Birrell sums it up on twitter:
"@ianbirrell No-one in media, UN or human rights groups has the moral right to criticise me, says despotic & deluded @paulkagame"
The beginning of may (3d) the regime in Kigali wrote down a direct threat to it's critics, particularly among the Rwandan diaspora :
"The criminal quartet and other unsavoury characters to whom they are allied in a terrorist enterprise will soon find out that the jungles of foreign countries and villas in upmarket areas of foreign capitals are not very safe."Paul Kagame, a man of action, is both predictable and consistent. He says what he does and does what he says. A lot of people, especially policy makers in the US and the UK, just haven't been paying attention.