They were found on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, during excavation work for a fence’s foundation.
Alphonse Mutsindashyaka, the Executive Secretary of Ngoma Sector, confirmed to IGIHE that the property owner promptly alerted local authorities when the remains were initially discovered.
"We immediately initiated a search for more remains and recovered a total of 35 on the first day. Excavation efforts will continue on Wednesday, as darkness fell towards evening hours," Mutsindashyaka said by press time on Tuesday.
He emphasized that discovering these remains in an area where people lived before the Genocide against the Tutsi serves as a stark reminder that the truth about this dark chapter in history still needs to be acknowledged.
He further explained that various mechanisms have been put in place to facilitate the sharing of information, even for those who wish to remain anonymous, through designated suggestion boxes.
As of now, no one has been arrested for concealing information regarding the discovered remains.