On 12th June 2017, residents of Kicukiro District and High Hills Academy pupils joined Mount Kenya University Rwanda (MKUR) fraternity in marking the 23rd commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
The commemoration which started with a walk to remember from MKUR to Nyanza Genocide memorial site was graced by the Vice Mayor in charge of social affairs, Kicukiro District, Bayigana Emmanuel. Also present were: a representative from Commission Nationale de luttecontre le Genocide (CNLG), Gatabaz iClaver, Mwesigye Robert, the Executive Secretary of National Youth Council and other Government officials.
In his speech to mark the commemoration, the Vice Chancellor of MKUR, Prof Edwin Odhuno gratified Kicukiro District and the Government for providing an enabling environment for education to flourish and said the University will continue supporting worthy causes that positively impact society.
“We thank the leadership of Rwanda for national unity and putting in place policies and laws to ensure genocide does not happen again. Rwanda is now on the right track for sustainable development and MKUR will be supportive of government programmes that promote peace and unity in society,” he said.
Quoting His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame in his own words, ‘Rwanda cannot turn back the clock, but we have the power to determine the future.’ Prof Odhuno urged Rwandans to embark on continuing re-building the nation for the betterment of the young generation.
- MKUR staff and students during a walk to remember at Nyanza Memorial center to commemorate the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.