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Over 9000 remains of Genocide victims accorded decent burial in Kigali

By IGIHE
On 27 mai 2022 at 12:15

A total of 9181 remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi killed in Kigali City have been accorded decent burial.

The remains were buried decently during a commemoration event held on Thursday 26th May 2022.

These include 9000 exhumed in Masaga Sector of Kicukiro District at a place known as Gahoromani and more 181 remains found in Nyarugenge District at premises of Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK), in Gitega and Mageragere sectors.

The Mayor of Kigali City, Pudence Rubingisa has said that having concealing whereabouts more remains are dumped is among hindrances to the country’s journey to promote unity and reconciliation.

“We are convinced that that according decent burial to victims is a way of honouring them and contributing to the process of healing wounds among Genocide survivors. This is because not laying to rest a relative leaves a shock. That is why we continue to ask people knowing whereabouts victims were dumped to share information with us to bury them decently,” he said.

Rubingisa also revealed that there are more remains of victims of Genocide against Tutsi found in Rwezamenyo Sector of Nyarugenge District as the search and gathering of information continues to have other victims buried decently.

The Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement (MINUBUMWE), Jean Damascène Bizimana has comforted genocide survivors, requested them to remain strong and avoid sinking into sorrow even though some of them have not yet found remains of fallen relatives.

Claire Ingabire, one of survivors whose relatives were buried during the event said that knowing the place where they are laid to rest soothed her heart after experiencing a sorrowful life over the past 28 years, due to lack of information about where my relatives had been dumped.

Mourners carrying caskets containing remains of victims of Genocide against Tutsi during a recent commemoration event in Kigali.

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