Every year the Karegeya family gather with family and friends to remember the life and loss of their patriarch, Patrick Karegeya. Patrick lived a complicated life of politics and security. In the end, he was away from his family for many years due to the dangerousness of his situation. Patrick’s wife, Leah Karegeya lives in the United States along with her three grown children who are all highly educated individuals and the living legacy of their father.Read More
By Jennifer Fierberg There are no words that can provide comfort to someone who has experienced profound loss. Mere attempts at platitudes and words of solace can never fill a void so big it cannot be measured. However, sitting with Leah Karegeya, one knows they are in the presence of strength, courage, power and a woman filled with God’s love. There is also a palpable heaviness that Mrs. Karegeya carries in suffering from the loss of her husband at the hands of one of Africa’s worst dictators in history. Mrs.…Read More
Johannesburg – By the time the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Leah Karegeya knew something was wrong. There was no message from her husband to welcome in 2014 and her increasingly frantic calls to him remained unanswered.
“We skyped and talked every single day,” said the US-based Leah of her relationship with her husband, Colonel Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda’s former spy chief, who had been living in exile in South Africa since 2007.Read More