Date: Wed, 22 Feb 95 02:04:40 PST
Kenyans say Uganda backed raid on Rwanda
Did Museveni know about the raid?
from Insight, World Intelligence Briefing, 19 November 1990
Major concerns are being expressed in Kenya and other African countries about the September 30, 1990 invasion of rwanda by Tutsi and Ankole tribesman who had been living as refugees in neighboring Uganda. Some Kenyan government officials are convinced that the invasion was fully supported by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. Many of the invaders were senior officers and soldiers of his National Resistance Army, and they had with their military equipement and weapons. So large a military movement could not have taken place without his being aware of the situation, they charge.
The Kenyans also claim that during Museveni's guerrilla campaign against Uganda's former president, Milton Obote, he recruited into his Libyan-armed forces large numbers of soldiers from Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya. The belief is that this recruitement was intended to eventually produce trined military cadres for future destabilization campaigns.
Nairobi sources, noting that Museveni and Col. Muammar Qaddafi of Libya have had long-term alliance, claim that the two would like to divide East and Central Africa into two regions: one ruled from Tripoli, the other from Kampala. (END)