re posted from UviraOnline.com
Burundians have spoken and their voices have to be heard.
The current situation in Burundi requires a deep analysis before one can come to a conclusion. In most of the cases, the media is the source of information, but sometimes the same medias can be bias. They work under the influence of their financial supporters and thus deprive the public with valuable news.
On December 18, 2015, the African Union Security Council said that it was going to send its peacekeeping force in Burundi.
On December 20th, 2015, the government of Burundi under the leadership of its president, his excellency Pierre Nkurunziza rejected the call to send in African peacekeeping force in Burundi and said that if it comes without prior consent of the Burundian government, then it will be treated as an invading force with all the consequences that will result to that move.
On December 26th , Burundians from all ethnic groups, provinces and religions marched all over the country to say a big NO to the unjustified plan to send in foreign armies under fallacious justifications.
Civil rights organisations have also rejected the move as not being fair and respectful to the people of Burundi and their independence.
The U.N. Security Council has also rejected the call to send in foreign armies in Burundi. Who should challenge the U.N on this?
As of today, there is no war and no genocide in Burundi. Those making those fallacious claims should look themselves in the mirror and feel ashamed that they are doing more harm than good to the people of Burundi. Unless they come out and make public statement about what they know about the ” genocide” because if something does not exist and you continue to claim its existence, then you should be asked to say what you know about it. May be that’s what you are planning to do, and the public would need to hear from you.
The current Burundian army and police are made up of Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. In order for the “génocide” to take place, one of the ethnic groups has to be kicked out of the army and the police, which I personally don’t see happening under the current leadership of his Excellency president Pierre Nkurunziza.
President Nkurunziza has himself said that under his leadership, there won’t be genocide in the country and I think we should trust him on this. This is his public statement that he cannot deny.
To those who do not want to listen to what the president has said, should at least respect both houses of representatives (parliament and senate) who have both rejected the move of sending in foreign troops in Burundi. If they can’t listen to what politicians are saying, I am sure the public march against sending in foreign armies should not be ignored.
It is also very important to thank the Tanzanian government for its position on the current Burundian situation. Under the leadership of former Tanzanian president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and the current leadership of president John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, the Tanzanian position has remains the same, no foreign armies in Burundi as there is no justification for it. What more can we say? If there will be war in Burundi, Tanzania will be affected as it has happened in the past. And Tanzania, being the neighbour is in a good position to know what is happening in Burundi than any other country. This was confirmed by the Tanzanian minister of foreign affairs Dr. Augustine Mahiga who visited Burundi on december 25, 2015 and realised that there is peace in Burundi and there is no need to intervene militarily.
What needs to be done urgently is to tell Rwanda to stop recruiting, training and arming those who have attacked the Burundian army and police camps.
The truth is that Burundi is not burning and whoever will try to burn it, will meet the resistance of the Burundians.
Happy New Year to the people of Burundi and to all Peace loving people.
UviraOnline: Kennedy Huruma Nashimbi.