By: Rpf Gakwerere
Tensions between DR Congo and Rwanda hit a new low last night, 29th June 2025, as the top defense organ in DR Congo government asked President Felix Tshisekedi to expel Rwanda’s ruthless ambassador in the country, National Intelligence and Security Services operative Vincent Karega amid tensions concerning RDF-M23 fighting in North Kivu province.
Yesterday evening, 29th October 2022, DR Congo’s Government spokesman Patrick Muyaya announced the directive on state television after a meeting of the Supreme Council of Defense chaired by President Felix Tshisekedi earlier in the day.
The Supreme Council of Defense “asked the government to expel within 48 hours of its notification, ambassador Vincent Karega, Rwanda’s ambassador due on the one hand, to the persistence of his country to attack the DR Congo and to support the terrorist movement of the M23,” said Patrick Muyaya.
The Supreme Defense Council announced it has been “observing in recent days, the massive arrival of elements of the Rwanda Defence Force army to support the M23.”
In April 2022, following renewed clashes between RDF-M23 against FARDC in eastern Congo, DR Congo’s Foreign Ministry summoned Rwanda’s ambassador Vincent Karega, on proof and evidences on how Rwanda’s Defence soldiers were supporting Congolese rebels of the March 23 Movement (M23).
In June 2022, The Supreme Defense Council ordered the government of President Felix Tshisekedi to suspend all treaties with Rwanda because of sufficient proof on Rwanda Defence Force’s involvement and support in M23 rebellion in North Kivu, DR Congo.
The M23 rebels captured two key towns Saturday, 29th October 2022, as clashes intensified in North Kivu province. RDF-M23 fighters captured Kiwanja and Rutshuru trading centre on early hours of Saturday, 29th October 2022.
The capture of Kiwanja, roughly 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Goma, the provincial capital, effectively cut off the direct route to the capital from the north of the province.
More than three months ago, the rebels captured Bunagana, a key border town with Uganda. The latest fighting has displaced more than 50,000 residents in North Kivu as of yesterday.
Last month, September 2022, President Felix Tshisekedi noted that, “in defiance of international law, Rwanda has not only launched a direct military incursion in North Kivu but also provided massive support to the rebels in occupying localities in the area.”
Flash Back: Who Is Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services operative – Ambassador Vincent Karega.
On 15th July 2019, when criminal Paul Kagame appointed ruthless assassin Vincent Karega as Rwanda’s ambassador in DR Congo, concerned Africans who know the terrorism nature of Vincent Karega made noises and warned DR Congo.
After the government of South Africa forcing Criminal Paul Kagame to recall his terrorist ambassador, Vincent Karega, the brutal ruler of Rwanda deployed his ruthless intelligence asset in DR Congo as a new ambassador. DR Congo’s then head of military intelligence Maj Gen Delphin Kahimbi warned President Joseph Kabila’s government about this appointment
Ambassador Vincent Karega, is a ruthless assassin and a top National Intelligence and Security Services operative (NISS) operative.
Vincent Karega was appointed as Rwanda’s new ambassador to the DRC on 15 July 2019. Replacing another NISS operative, Amandin Rugira.
In the letter dated September 2, 2019, Lt General Kahimbi wrote that, ” Keraga, operating with Didier Rutembesa an operative under Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Claude Nkobisanzwe and Vincent Karega of the Rwanda’s embassy in South Africa, coordinated several assassinations of a number of Kagame’s opponents in SADCA countries including the former head of Rwandan intelligence, Col Patrick Karegeya.”
In this letter Lt Gen Kahimbi Delphin further warned his boss President Joseph Kabila, “allowing him to be the ambassador of Rwanda in our country, after having been expelled by South Africa, would be perceived by Pretoria as an unfriendly act towards a State with which the DRC maintains good relations within the framework of SADCA” reads part of the latter.
In the letter, Lt Gen Delphin Kahimbi wrote that, ” Vincent Karega having lived in DRC for many years and studied at the University of Lubumbashi, he has all the potential, capacity and tools to penetrate Congolese population thanks, in particular, to his mastery of the Congolese vernacular languages.”
“Karega’s presence would be a threat and a danger to DR Congo democracy, sovereignty and peace, he could order targeted assassinations in DR Congo soil against anyone that Kigali sees as an enemy,” reads the letter.
Over the past years, Congolese population and opposition groups led by former Presidential candidate Martin Fayulu have continued to demand for the expulsion of Karega due to his complicity in managing and running Rwanda’s subversive activities in DR Congo.
After arriving in Kinshasa as Rwanda’s new ambassador in DRC, NISS operative Vincent Karega started what is good at, building of local Intelligence networks and carrying out clandestine hit operations. His first target was Lt Gen Delphin Kahimbi, a man who had warned President Joseph Kabila about this callous and ruthless assassin.
Just a day before his death, on 27th February 20, Lt Gen Delphin Kahimbi referred to his troubles as “a political affair that is being conducted remotely from certain capital run by the imperialists”. This capital was Kigali. For years, Gen Delphin Kahimbi was a top target by Rwanda’s Directorate of Military Intelligence (DM). Like the assassination of Col Patrick Karegeya in South Africa, Vincent Karega is also a key operative in the brutal elimination through poison of Lt Gen Delphin Kahimbi.
Léon Lukaku, DR Congo’s head of counter-espionage service at the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) died on 9th March 20. He died in a similar way as Gen Delphin Kahimbi. Léon Lukaku was eliminated by quick reaction poison. Léon Lukaku had refused to become a double agent, to betray his country and the arrival of Vincent Karega in Kinshasa sealed his fate. This assassination was sanctioned in Kigali and Vincent Karega was the coordinator of this callous assassination.
Gen Moustapha Jonas Mukiza Kayoyo was the commander of DR Congo’s Second Military Zone, provinces of Kasais region (Kasai Occidental, Kasai central and Kasai oriental) and Katanga region. Gen Moustapha Jonas Kayoyo died on 22nd July 20. Gen Moustapha Jonas Mukiza Kayoyo is a Munyamulenge who refused to work with Criminal Paul Kagame and his deadly Directorate of Military Intelligence. By refusing to work with Kagame, he was tagged for elimination. He was eliminated through poison, and the military grade poison slowly infected his internal organs which led to his death, due to multi organ failure. This brutal assassination was sanctioned in Kigali, and Vincent Karega was the coordinator.
Brigadier General Amba Kabangu Willy was the commander of SOKOLA II in North Kivu operational sector. Brigadier General Amba Kabangu Willy was in charge of fighting armed groups sponsored by criminal Paul Kagame in North Kivu. In short, Brigadier General Amba Kabangu Willy was the commander of DR Congo’s special forces in North Kivu. He was brutally assassinated and died on 29th July 2020. He died in a similar manner as Gen Delphin Kahimbi. He was poisoned with a quick reaction poison. His brutal assassination was sanctioned in Kigali, and Vincent Karega was a key operative in this heinous crime.
Back to my usual cry. The Greatlakes region will never see – witness any PEACE as long as criminal Paul Kagame is still the ruler of Rwanda.
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