Addressing the gathering, General Kabarebe expressed strong disapproval of any actions that could undermine the progress made in building national unity. He reiterated that the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) have consistently stood against divisive activities, which led to the arrest of three soldiers involved in the "investiture of the Abakono clan leader."
The primary purpose of the meeting was to address various issues threatening unity among Rwandans and to develop proactive measures to strengthen this cohesion.
General Kabarebe emphasized the importance of eradicating divisive tendencies from their roots, just as was demonstrated by the swift action taken against the soldiers involved in the divisive activity. He highlighted how the success of the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) in liberating Rwanda was a result of its unwavering rejection of anything that could lead to divisionism. He warned that indulging in such wrongdoing can lead to uncontrollable consequences.
During the assembly, Vice-President of the Senate, Espérance Nyirasafari, who had attended the investiture as a friend of the elected leader, Mr. Justin Kazoza, publicly apologized for her participation in the "Bakono" gathering and acknowledged her irresponsibility. Similarly, Rucyahana Mpuhwe Andrew, the Vice-Mayor for Economic Affairs of Musanze district, also confessed his guilt in the matter.
General Kabarebe passionately emphasized that Rwanda’s success lies in the unity of its citizens, a precious asset that must be preserved at all costs.
As a result of the RPF’s cadre session, the investiture of Justin Kazoza was declared null and void. It was concluded that this act lacked foresight and long-term vision. RPF members who participated in the divisive event sought clemency and pledged to prioritize the unity of Rwandans above all else.