Twenty five years after the infamous genocide in Rwanda, there are still a handful of top fugitives from justice out there.
A US$5 million reward is still being offered by the US State Department for “individuals who furnish information leading to the arrest, transfer, or conviction” of Felicien Kabuga, a wealthy businessman who had bankrolled the genocide by importing 500,000 machetes.
In 2002 they came close to catching Kabuga.
An informant set up a meeting with him in Nairobi, Kenya, and hopes were high that he would finally be caught.
But somehow he caught wind of the trap, the meeting was cancelled and the informant ended up dead.
Kabuga, who had funded the “hate radio” station Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM), fled Rwanda in June 1994 as the Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels advanced on Kigali.
He flew to Switzerland but was expelled before his importance was realised. He arrived in Kinshasa and eventually made his way to Kenya, where he is believed to be still in hiding.
In 1997 he slipped away when several other exiled Hutu leaders were arrested and in 2007 German authorities apparently came close to catching him in Frankfurt.
He is now 83 years old but is thought to retain access to a large amount of money, which he uses to pay off corrupt Kenyan politicians and other officials.
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