By John MUGISHA
President Kagame warned that people who are trying to destabilize Rwanda,
including those backed by foreign forces, will bear a heavy cost for their
“I want to warn some people among us who hide behind different things. They
hide behind politics, democracy, freedom that we actually want,” Kagame told
a ceremony swearing in newly appointed cabinet ministers and senior military
officers, at the parliament.
“We are going to raise the cost on the part of anybody who wants to
destabilize our security,” he said, adding that the cost is going to be “very
“The people behind this nonsense and even backed and praised by people
from outside, and become excited, are going to face it rough,” Kagame said.
“Those involved, they better come clean very fast.”
Newly appointed Minister of Internal Security Patrick Nyamvumba, Minister of
Environment Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya and Minister of Sports Aurore
Mimosa Munyangaju were sworn in at the ceremony.
Other cabinet members who were sworn in included Minister of State in
charge of the Youth and Culture Edouard Bamporiki and Minister of State in
charge of Social Affairs Ignatienne Nyirarukundo.
Chief of Defense Staff Jean Bosco Kazura of the national army, Rwanda
Defense Force, and other senior army officials also took an oath of office at