Cat out of the bag: Jeannette to succeed husband.
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After speculations on who could suceed Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, the President himself revealed the secret to the press during Thursday June 23 press conference at his office.
Responding to the first question of day from Marcel Museminari, President Kagame said that the one who may suceed him lives right in the same house.
Expanding his response to the question, the president noted that his suceessor should be much younger and energetic than him.
Though he did not disclose the name, Kagame pointed at what many had speculated since he began serving his second term of office including the journalist, Museminari.
In one of the BBC Greatlakes Kinyarwanda-Kirundi programs “Imvo n’Imvano” that ran after the August 2010 presidential elections in Rwanda, Museminari had pointed out that Kagame should be suceeded by a woman and to be precise mentioned the first lady saying she had the potential and had got enough preparations to run the country.
Who is Jeannette Kagame
Jeannette Nyiramongi Kagame was born June 10, 1962, she pretty young compared to the husband who was born in 1957 and that makes her fit in the position of the woman the presdent could have meant during the press conference.
During the same press conference, President Kagame warned the international organisations that keep producing negative reports on the country’s human rights and press freedoms. He pointed out the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
Recently, the Amnesty International released a public statement calling on Rwanda to revise the laws that happered human rights and freedoms of expression in the country noting the law on genocide among others.He also blamed an on line newspaper in Nordic countries”Umuvugizi” of spreading malicious reporting which misled UK secret services,describing allegations of UK Secret services of Rwanda’s possible threats on members of opposition living in UK as baseless
The president also expressed his continued disaproval of what Umuvugizi online newspaper reports about the country notably the events on Chicago Rwada Day that the paper published the riots from Rwandan refugees against his visit and the spy network in the diaspora.
What was evedent about the press conference is the fact that the press is continuosly getting intimidated by the president’s undifined bad mood that they fail to put him to task to explain patinent issues in the country prefering to either keep quiet or ask what he wants to hear in order to keep him in the right mood. To create more cordial relationship with the big man, members of the press on Thursday asked him for a group photo as if it was their first or time to meet the president!