Gisagara: 2432 remains of Genocide victims accorded decent burial

By IGIHE
On 22 April 2021 at 03:03

Remains of 2427 victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi from different graves and five others exhumed recently in Gishubi sector, Gisagara district of Southern Province have been accorded decent burial at Kabuye memorial.

These remains were buried decently yesterday during a ceremony to commemorate Tutsi killed in Gishubi sector for the 27th time.

Some genocide survivors have revealed that burying their relatives decently soothes their hearts.

“We had buried these remains in 2002 in different graves. Burying them in a decent memorial at district level appeases our hearts because we are assured that relatives have received the honor their deserve,” said Innocent Rugayi.

Despite dark moments they went through, Genocide survivors in Gisagara district attest that they have become resilient people who continue to soldier on along the development journey.

“We have attained a remarkable progress along the resilience journey. President of the Republic has introduced inclusive policies promoting education that our children study easily at schools closer to our homes. The Government supports our development, has given us cows milked for children. Our livelihoods have improved,” Janvière Karugara.

The President of IBUKA, organization umbrella of genocide survivors in Gisagara district, Jérome Mbonirema has said that they continue to mobilize people to reveal whereabouts more genocide victims were dumped to begiven decent burial.

The Vice mayor for social affairs in Gisagara district, Clemence Gasengayire has explained that discussions are continued with genocide survivors so that remains of victims laid in old graves can be relocated to the district’s memorial.

Kabuye memorial is home to 50,000 remains of genocide victims including recently relocated ones.

The remains of genocide victims were buried decently yesterday during a ceremony to commemorate Tutsi killed in Gishubi sector for the 27th time.

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