‘You’re Officially BORED!’ Ange Kagame Tweets Critic Filip Reyntjens

“Official explanation is that you’re OFFICIALLY bored!” first daughter Ange Kagame tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, responding to Filip Reyntjens’ comment on the absence of First Lady Jeannette Kagame at a recent state banquet organised on the occasion of Benin President Patrice Talon’s three-day state visit in Rwanda.

“But, for starters,” she added, “the FL [First Lady] of Benin wasn’t there either”

Filip Reyntjens is among the most vocal critics of President Paul Kagame and his government. In 2014, he appeared in a highly protested documentary aired by BBC Two, describing the president as “the most important criminal in office today.”

In the last few days, members in the opposition based in the diaspora, have been stirring up rumours that the air is not quite smooth in the first family’s household.

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