In a letter addressed to EAC Secretary General, Peter Mathuki, Maj Gen Nyagah explained the reasons which pushed him to leave, citing an "aggravated threat" against his security and a "systematic plan to thwart the efforts of the regional force" as the primary reasons.
Maj Gen Nyagah revealed that he was physically threatened by mercenaries and deplores having been subjected to political pressure.
He also cited an attempt to intimidate him in his former residence, stating that "foreign military contractors" whom he calls "mercenaries" placed surveillance devices, flew drones, and carried out physical surveillance of his residence in early January 2023, forcing him to move.
Among others, Maj Gen Nyagah pointed out that the DRC government failed to pay for administrative costs, including Force Headquarters offices, accommodation for staff officers, electricity, and salaries of the civilian personnel, in accordance with Article 9 (c) and (d) of the Status of Force Agreement (SOFA).
"This situation is also aggravated by the failure of the DRC government to pay for administrative costs, including Force Headquarters offices, accommodation for staff officers, electricity as well as the salaries of the civilian personnel, in accordance with Article 9 (c) and (d) of the Status of Force Agreement (SOFA)," he wrote.
Congolese President, Felix Tshisekedi recently announced that his country won’t engage in negotiations with M23 despite the rebel group’s withdrawal from previously occupied areas as recommended by regional mechanisms.
Instead of respecting the process of political negotiations, DRC has been mounting pressure to regional forces deployed in the country accusing them of failure to fight M23 rebel group which is against their mandate.