On September 14, 2017, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, walked out of Nyarugenge Maximum Prison Gates with other 2,000 convicts in the effect of a Presidential pardon.
Ingabire, a convict of genocide ideology, has been living a very quiet life although once in a while she attracts media attention and sometimes the security apparatus.
Two months ago, Ingabire’s Kigali home was cordoned off by the Rwanda Investigative Bureau which said it was looking for vital evidence or exhibits in suspicion of facilitating subversive activities against the state.
The search was part of a follow up on leads after a suspect Gaston Munyabugingo, one of her senior members, was arrested while trying to flee the country to join a rebel group and is said to have been facilitated by Ingabire.
Ingabire is a mother of three, in 2010, she left the comfort of her family in Europe and flew to Rwanda with an ambition to register her political party and take part in the presidential elections.
The controversial politician would not hide her joy on Sunday after she received her daughter, Raissa Ujeneza, and two grandchildren that jetted through Kigali International Airport.
“I am very happy that after 10 years, my daughter and her children have arrived in Rwanda to visit me,” Ingabire said in a tweet on Sunday.
As Ingabire flew to Rwanda in 2010, her daughter, Ujeneza, was studying international and European law at The Hague University in the Netherlands.
Ingabire was later charged with genocide ideology, collaboration with a terrorist group, divisionism, spreading rumors and inciting the population to rise against the regime and creating a rebel army to overthrow the government by force.
Ujeneza has been a strong critic of the government and claims there is no democracy in Rwanda.