Rwanda National Congress(RNC) denies allegations accusing its members of recruiting children.

Rwanda National Congress(RNC) denies allegations accusing its members of recruiting children.

In a Radio Okapi article published on March 2, suggests that one of the child soldiers handed to MONUSCO by FARDC was from a Rwandan rebel group led by Kayumba Nyamwasa. 

RNC would like to state the following:
1. Neither RNC nor its associate is involved in any recruitments let alone recruitment of children. 

2. RNC believes that the allegations of any recruitment associated with our organization or its associates is a hoax created by the government of Rwanda, in attempt to demonize RNC and its members and to justify its treatment of the opposition including warrants meant to harass and crash the opposition. 

RNC urges the international community NOT to fall into this trap, that was created by government of Rwanda in attempt to delegitimize the opposition. 

Turayishimye Jean Paul 
Rwanda National Congress
Spokesperson

RNC Ihuriro