Kabayi is a Hutu man who was formerly a friend of Leonard’s. He is the regional mayor of Kibuye before and during the genocide, and he betrays Leonard by not intervening in his wrongful arrest and starving him while in prison. After Leonard is released, Kabayi pretends it was all a misunderstanding.
Kabayi Character Timeline in Left to Tell
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Chapter 3: Higher Learning
...President Habyarimana was pressured into releasing thousands of Tutsi prisoners, including Leonard. At this point Kabayi apologized and pretended it was all a misunderstanding. Immaculée’s brothers insist that it is time... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Pastor’s House