Frank Gashumba of the Sisimuka Uganda platform now christened Sabavandimwe presently fighting for the rights of Ugandans of Rwanda origin has come out to clear the air on the confusion about the citizenship of Banyarwanda born in Uganda, attacking NUP for condoning sectarianism.
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According to Mr Gahsumba all people of Rwandan origin who were born in Uganda regardless of the fact that their parents or great ancestors migrated from Rwanda are Ugandan citizens (citizenship by birth) not Rwandeese as many opposition NUP activists portray the matter.
Gashumba said he himself was born in Ugandan and is hence a citizen of Uganda who has the same rights as a muganda, munyankole , Mucholi or a Musoga.
Gashumba said the propaganda and hate speech against Bavandimwe is spread by known opposition activists who support Mr Kyagulanyi and the National Unity Platform trying to use the tribal card to push their political agendas.
Gashumba said just as Barack Obama whose father was a Kenyan but he (obama) born in the US made him an American citizen who rose to the rank of the US president and no one castigated him or denied him any right. He says it is sickening for Africans who still look at each other on tribal lines instead of judging some one according to his potential and capabilities.
Gashumba added that he is ready to fight with any group that thinks Bavandimwe are less of Ugandan citizens than others or those who are saying Bavandimwe should go back to Rwanda.
“We are going no where. We shall support leaders who will protect our rights and fight with those that think we are less of citizens than any other tribes,” he said.
Gashumba shot back to the spotlight following allegations that he was directly involved in the abduction and torture of fallen social media blogger and political activist Jakana Nadduli who had been accused with promoting hate against the Bavandimwe. Gashumba on a TV show anticipated and jubilated the demise of Jakana, reiterating that any Ugandan who is against the Bavandimwe is likely to meet the same fate.