Kagame is Caught Again! $16,000-per-night in New York City


September 21, 2011 | Filed under: Features | Posted by: Herman
Trust the ever enterprising Kamikazi, the most effective blogger on AfricanDictator. Kamikazi has caught the Rwandan butcher again. Kamikazi found the New York post story on “UN Diplos Gone Wild in NYC” with the following shocking story about the Rwandan butcher Kagame.
The Rwandan tyrant who is attending the UN General Assembly is living in kingly luxury. Kagame is staying in the $16,000-per-night presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Remember that Kagame has an entourage of no less than ten – security, advisors, and assistants. A single room in such hotel with cost no less that $2,000.00.

Presidential Suite Living Room at the Mandarin Oriental New York City


Presidential Suite Bathroom at the Mandarin Oriental New York City


Presidential Suite Bedroom at the Mandarin Oriental New York City

Kagame’s rooms are described as having “panoramic views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline,” says the hotel’s Web site. See the attached photos.
As usual, this is the time for the butcher of Rwanda Kagame to go on a spending spree, visiting his children and holding court with his PR consultants including his so-called Presidential Advisory Council, a code name for his American sycophants.
The tyrant of course travelled to New York City on one of the pair his Bombardier Global Express jets that cost $100,000,000.00.

Inside the Bombardier Global Express Jet

Kagame, how can you sleep in a $16,000-per-night presidential suite per night, own $100,000,000.00 in a country of $560 per capita income?
Butcher Kagame, you are not only Mr “I don’t care”, you are a sick man. May the good Lord have mercy on your soul.

Rwandan president's $20,000-a-night hotel






Rwanda's President Paul Kagame listens to speakers discuss women's issues during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, September 22, 2011.

Photograph by: Lucas Jackson, Reuters

NEW YORK — The president of Rwanda, one of the world's poorest countries, faced criticism on Thursday night after he was reported to be staying in a $20,000-a-night hotel room in New York.

Paul Kagame, whose country receives more than millions of dollars in foreign aid, is said to have been based in the Mandarin Oriental's presidential suite while attending the UN General Assembly. A receptionist at the hotel said on Thursday that the standard nightly rate for the suite, including taxes and charges, totalled $20,664.50.

The average Rwandan would need to work for 18 years just to be able to afford one night in the "luxurious two-bedroom suite", which boasts "panoramic views of Central Park and the city skyline".

According to the hotel, it "is the perfect retreat with large living and dining area and separate wood panelled study".

Spokesmen for Mr Kagame and the hotel declined to confirm he was staying there. Sixbert Musangamfura, a spokesman for the United Democratic Forces (UDF), the Rwandan opposition coalition, told The Daily Telegraph: "It is a scandal. Rwanda is not a country that can afford to pay this much for hotels. People who have to survive on 40 cents a day will be disgusted."

The president typically travels with dozens of bodyguards and aides, who would also have been housed in hotel rooms with access to the UN headquarters. Most of New York's classiest hotel suites were packed with world leaders this week. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, is thought to have been housed in a $2,800-a-night room at the UN Millennium hotel.

But Mr Kagame's reported room rate was extraordinarily high even for the busiest week of the year in Manhattan.

David Cameron stayed at the Barclay Intercontinental in a room with an adjoining office. Aides said the price was "certainly not in the territory" of Mr Kagame's, but declined to give a figure.

Britain is Rwanda's biggest direct aid donor. Labour party figures last month called for aid to be withdrawn amid reports that exiles in Britain had received death threats. The Rwandan High Commissioner in London dismissed the allegations as "bogus".

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