Ugandan President’s mouthpiece David Murunganwa aka Himbara never writes anything about his brother Tom Byabagamba but exceptionally almost 48 hours after Byabagamba faced new charges, Murunganwa broke his silence. Himbara, Senile Museveni’s mouthpiece, argues that his brother Tom Byabagamba —convicted of inciting insurrection amongst other crimes— could not possibly think of escaping because he is held in a maximum security prison. If his argument was true, maximum security prisons would not exist.
Himbara took his sweet time to come up with empty defense. As Senile Museveni’s sponsored mouthpiece, he is not at liberty to write as he pleases and has to seek permission for everything he writes; even when it concerns his brother. 48 hours later, Himbara was finally allowed to write something but could only come up with a lame excuse that prisoners never attempt to escape.
Attempting an escape from a maximum security prison is one thing, succeeding is a different story. The Rwandan Defense Force press release indicates that Tom Byabagamba sought to bribe his way out, a criminal offense punishable in every country on the planet. Byabagamba is not immune from prosecution and his brother’s sponsored online propaganda will not intimidate Rwanda’s impartial judiciary.
Maximum security prisons are specifically designed for criminals like Byabagamba considered dangerous and who are considered high flight risks. Himbara accessed $450,000 of Senile Museveni and Rujugiro’s funds in 2010 just to secure an audience in the US Congress to smear Rwanda. The money was paid to lobbyists who secured the audience. Given that Himbara paid $450,000 to lobbyists essentially bribing to get attention, how much would Himbara raise to sneak his brother out?
Fortunately, unlike hundreds of innocents Rwandans illegally detained in Uganda, under Museveni’s regime, Byabagamba will have a court date for his new charges and he will be assisted by lawyers. Prosecutors will present their evidence, Byabagamba’s defense will naturally contest and judges will rule; this is what is referred to as due process in democratic states contrary to Kangaroo courts’ behavior in Himbara’s treasured Matooke Republic.