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AMATEKA: RWABUTOGO Umwe mu banyabigwi mu mateka y’U Rwanda

Rwabutogo Fransisko ni mwene Kabare(1). Yize mu ishuri ry’abana b’abatware ry’i Nyanza(2). Abamumenye bavugako ngo yakundaga kwiga cyane kandi ngo n’imyitozo ngororamubiri akayikora neza kurusha abandi. Bashingiye ku buryo yari ashishikajwe no kumenya akaba kandi yari umutoni i bwami, Abapadiri bera baramwiyegereje bamubaza niba yakwemera kwiga gatigisimu akaba yabatizwa ndetse akaba yanashaka abayoboke muri bagenzi be. Ibyo yabyakiriye neza, azirikana ko bishobora kumuviramo gutotezwa no gucibwa. Ni we wa mbere wabatijwe mu Bega, abatirizwa rimwe na Semutwa wa Cyitatire cya Rwabugiri wabaye uwa mbere mu babatijwe b’Abanyiginya. Ibyo byabaye mu mwaka w’1917. Ubwo Rwabutogo yari afite imyaka 10.

Amaze kubatizwa no gukura, Rwabutogo yigishirizaga gatigisimu rwihishwa iwe. Mu bo yigishije harimo Rudahigwa na Rwigemera abana b’umwami Musinga. Umwami yamenye ko mu bayoboke be harimo abakristu ngo bamaze kuba benshi cyane ku buryo atashoboraga kugira icyo abakoraho. Igihe ngo byari bitangiye kugaragara ko Rwabutogo aramutse agumye i Nyanza yahagirira ingorane ndestse akaba yahasiga n’ubuzima, Musenyeri Lewo Kalase ngo yasabye umwami Musinga kumugira umutware w’uBuganza. Musinga ngo yarabikoze, ariko abikora agononwa. Yari umutware w’uruyange, ingabo zaremwe na Rugaju rwa Mutimbo ku ngoma ya Yuhi IV Gahindiro. Yari kandi n’umutware w’u Buganza.

Nkuko Musenyeri Bahujimihigo Kizito(3) abivuga, Rwabutogo yagize uruhare rukomeye mu buzima bw’umwami Mutara III Rudahigwa. Igihe uyu hamwe na nyina babaga ku Rwesero rwa Muhazi(4), ngo babayeho nabi cyane, Rwabutogo yegereye umwami Musinga maze ngo amubaza niba hari icyo yamucumuyeho. Umwami amaze kumusubiza ko ntacyo, Rwabutogo ngo yamusabye kumwemerera kugaba inka yari yaramuhaye. Ibyo umwami yarabimwemereye. Ubwo ngo Rwabutogo yahise agabira Rudahigwa inka 80, bityo we na nyina Kankazi bongera kubona amata. Kuva icyo gihe ngo Rudahigwa yirahiraga Rwabutogo agira ati “Yampaye inka Rwabutogo!”

Nyuma y’aho ababiligi bafatiye icyemezo cyo gukura Musinga ku ngoma bakamusimbuza umwana we, Kayondo, Rwabutogo na Rwubusisi ngo nibo batware bakuru bagishijwe inama maze bose uko ari batatu ngo bahitamo Rudahigwa washakwaga cyane n’abapadiri, mu gihe Rwigemera we yashakwaga n’abakoloni bari barakoranye nawe kuva kera ari umunyamabanga wabo. Rwabutogo na Rwubusisi ni nabo kandi baherekeje Rudahigwa amaze kwima ingoma, ubwo yasangaga se i Kamembe kugira ngo amuhe umugisha w’imitsindo y’Imana y’i Rwanda.

Rwabutogo yabaye nk’umubyeyi n’umujyanama mukuru wa Rudahigwa. Yapfuye kuya 24 ukuboza 1945. Apfa akurikiye Musinga witabye Imana mu mpera z’umwaka w’1944 na Musenyeri Kalase witabye Rurema mu ntangiriro z’umwaka w’1945. Musinga na Musenyeri Kalase bamaze gupfa, Rudahigwa ngo yagiye gusura Rwabutogo iwe mu Buganza. Yageze kwa Rwabutogo asanga ngo yagiye gusenga. Yamutumyeho incuro eshatu amumenyesha ko amutegereje. Ku ncuro ya gatatu nibwo Rwabutogo yaje, abwira umwami ko atabashije kuza mbere kubera ko ngo yari ari gusenga Umwami w’isi yose. Mu kiganiro bagiranye Rwabutogo yagiriye Rudahigwa inama yo gutura u Rwanda Kristu umwami. Iyo nama ya Rwabutogo Rudahigwa yarayizirikanye, kuko yaje kubikora mu mwaka wakurikiye itahuka kwa Rurema rya Rwabutogo(5).

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