Remains of 17 genocide victims accorded decent burial in Huye

By IGIHE
On 1 December 2020 at 09:35

Remains of 17 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi recently found in Huye district have been buried at a memorial in Ngoma sector.

The remains buried on Sunday 29th November 2020 were exhumed during different construction and agricultural activities.

Some relatives of victims laid at the memorial revealed that the decent burial soothes their hearts.

“It is of great value to accord decent burial which we have wished for long. We thank God for making it possible. Even if we cried for long, at least our hearts are relieved because we know where they are laid to rest,” said Mireille Umurungi.

The President of IBUKA (umbrella organization of genocide survivors) in Huye district, Theodat Siboyintore blamed people hoarding information of location of remains of genocide victims.

“It is a good occasion to blame people retaining information of whereabouts other victims is dumped to accord a decent burial. Revealing such information helps us along the resilience journey,” he said.

More remains 100 of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were found in Karama sector, Huye district this year during preparation the land for school construction. No one had provided information.

Parliamentarian, Veneranda Uwamariya explained that failure to reveal where more victims are dumped is a barrier to unity and reconciliation.

She urged people to reveal information that could help to locate more remains of victims for decent burial.

Some relatives of victims laid at the memorial revealed that the decent burial soothes their hearts.

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