Sgt Robert in collaboration with RNC

On 24 May 2022 at 06:02

It is almost two years since Sergeant Robert Kabera, a soldier of the Rwanda Defence .Force (RDF) fled the country to Uganda after he was suspected of defiling daughter.

Despite the fact that the man has been claiming to be a political refugee, his family is among people accusing him of having defiled his own child.

In November 2020, a brother of Sgt. Maj. Robert Kabera asked him to report himself to the judiciary instead of playing blame games to tarnish Rwanda.

His family rejected his claims noting that what Robert claimed was far different from the reality.

“As relatives, we strongly condemn his shameful acts of defiling his daughter and escaping justice lying that the Government of Rwanda is hunting him because he is from the family of Rwigema,” he said.

Collaboration with RNC

Recently, Uganda’s security officials arrested Sgt Robert and searched his house for being suspected of illegal possession of a gun.

Within few days of his detention and after his release, details emerged that he is in close collaboration with Rwanda National Congress (RNC), a terrorist group founded by Kayumba Nyamwasa to destabilize Rwanda.

Following his release last week, Sgt Maj Robert was seen on some streets of Kampala posing for photos with Sulah Nuwamanya and Prossy Bonabaana, two senior members of RNC based in Uganda.

Their activities were previously carried out under the cover of an organization dubbed, Self-Worth Initiative which they used to recruit new members into the terror group.

It is said that those denying to join the rebel group were reported to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and accused of being Rwanda’s spies.

Sulah Nuwamanya and Prossy Bonabaana were recently seen in a picture with Sgt Robert after his release.

A source has revealed to IGIHE that Robert’s collaboration with these top RNC members was among reasons for his arrest.

“The reason for his arrest is clear because he already has collaboration with RNC members. Continuing to do so after his release is not surprising because it has become his identity," the source said.

Reliable sources have revealed that Sulah Nuwamanya and Prossy Bonabaana played a big role to have Sgt Maj Robert released through few security officials in Uganda still cooperating with Kayumba Nyamwasa.

Gen Muhoozi’s willingness

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has been showing willingness to put an end on the collaboration that existed between RNC and Ugandan security officials since he embarked on the journey to mend relations with Rwanda.

As part of these efforts, Uganda recently expelled Robert Mukombozi, the coordinator of RNC activities in Australia.

A source has told IGIHE that the continuing collaboration between Uganda’s security officials with RNC should not be considered as the failure of Muhoozi or lack of will to solve pending issues.

“Uganda’s situation is complex. There are some individuals who can violate laws or do what they want which can affect the willingness of Muhoozi,” he said.

“He does not have complete power to prevent it from happening. We don’t doubt about the willingness of Muhoozi, he is serious on his promise but he might not be able to stop it at once,” added the source.

Even though he rose through military ranks from Sergeant to Sergeant Major, Kabera Robert gained popularity for his stage name as ‘Sergeant Robert’.

Before fleeing, he was part of RDF Army Military Band renowned for his song ‘Impanda’ among other songs praising Rwanda’s army.

Sgt Robert is said to be in collaboration with RNC members.