Three weeks to the presidential election. I am yet to know what our candidates have to offer, have not seen any of their manifestos and the remaining newspapers in Kigali have not been helpful either. Are we to believe that this is not just a case of wasting money and resources. We all know who is winning anyway so why make a mockery of democracy?
In truth, Kagame is liked and loathed in equal measure. To his detractors, the army general is heavy handed and capricious. To his followers, he is the knight in shining armour who came to rescue the women and children from the jaws of blood-thirsty gangs. Nevertheless a crushing siege mentality pervades the Rwandan society.