A Rwandan government official who is facing possible trial in France, in connection with the death of the former Rwandan president, has been allowed to return home for the holidays.
Rose Kabuye, who has the rank of colonel and is the Director of Protocol for President Paul Kagame, enjoys hero status in Rwanda. Those waiting at the airport were delighted to see her home, but she was very aware hers was a temporary reprieve. “Homecoming is good but I can say that it is not done because I have a few days here and I have to go back, and this case has to be done for good,” said Kabuye. “It has not started yet so I still have time to sort out the problem. “ Kabuye is accused along with eight others of involvement in the downing of a plane carrying President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, in 1994, which sparked the genocide against the Tutsi. She was arrested in Germany and transferred to France for questioning.