Remains of 44 victims of genocide found on Lake Mugesera shores

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 4 September 2020 at 08:28

On the shores of Lake Mugesera in Rukumberi Sector in Ngoma District, remains of 42 victims of Tutsis that were killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and two more were found on the banks of the Akagera River.

The bodies were found on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. 42 bodies were found in Rwamibabi Village in Ntovi Cell, and two more were found in Bare Village in Rwintashya Cell. The discovery followed information provided by the community, prompting Ibuka authorities in collaboration with local authorities to begin the search.

Rukumberi Sector Executive Secretary Mbarushimana Ildephonse told IGIHE that they had started searching for the bodies two days ago after receiving information from the community that may people were killed from that place.

He called on those who still have information on the whereabouts of the bodies of Tutsis killed in the genocide against the Tutsi to provide it so that victims can be afforded decent burial.

There is a memorial in Rukumberi sector where remains of over 40,000 victims are buried.

42 bodies were found on the banks of the Akagera River