The colorful ceremony that took place on Limuru Road was officiated by Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya Ambassador James Kimonyo. High ranking officials; ranging from military to police officials observed the day with friends of Rwanda.
The theme for the ceremony was dubbed “Uphold Heroism to build the Rwanda we want”
“Today we are here to recognize the role of our gallant heroes who played a vital role in making Rwanda the progressive nation that it is today,” said ambassador James Kimonyo.
“It is the day we pay tribute and salute those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the Nation’s highest values,” he added as he saluted both living heroes and those who lost their lives whilst liberating the country from the tyranny of a genocidal regime.
The envoy also reminded Rwandans in attendance that they were also heroes; as they had having avoided the divisive political culture that culminated into the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that saw over a million people killed.
Amongst the Rwandans in attendance at the ceremony were senior members of the Rwanda Defence force (RDF) and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) on official duties in Kenya.
“Most of these officers we see here today joined the liberation struggle in that time, and I feel privileged to salute their selfless service to the nation of Rwanda,” said Mr. Kimonyo.