Let us remember and continue to remind each other of our common identity-First Lady

On 7 April 2021 at 07:04

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has requested Rwandans to remind each other of their common identity which they should stick on and pass it over to future generations.

She delivered the message today via Twitter handle as Rwanda began the 27th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi that will last for 100 days.

"Let us remember and continue to remind each other of our common identity as Rwandans; that we will stand by it, as well as pass it onto generations to come! Humura Rwanda!" she said.

Commemoration events will be held virtually in compliance with Coronavirus preventive measures. They will be aired on radios, televisions and other designated social media platforms.

On 26th January 2018, the United Nations declared 7th April as the international day for commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi.

On 7th April every year, the international community commemorates the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi which took lives of over 1 million Tutsi victims in three months.

President Paul Kagame alongside First Lady, Jeannette Kagame presided over the ceremony marking the beginning of the 27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi lighting the flame of remembrance and laying wreaths at the Kigali Genocide Memorial where 259,000 genocide victims from Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge in Kigali city are laid to rest.

The report made by the Ministry of Local Government from 2000 to 2002 indicated that 1,074,017 Tutsis were killed during 100 days from April to July 1994. The report released in 2004 identifies places where genocide victims lived, their ages and names.

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame lighting the flame of hope at Kigali Genocide Memorial. Photo Courtesy