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Rusororo Genocide survivors demand a memorial wall bearing names of killed relatives

By IGIHE
On 16 April 2021 at 01:36

Genocide survivors in Rusororo sector, Gasabo district of Kigali city have requested relevant authorities to build a memorial wall bearing names of relatives killed during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

The request was made yesterday on Thursday 15th March 2021 during a ceremony to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and according decent burial to 98 remains of Genocide victims at Ruhanga memorial in Rusororo sector.

These remains were recently exhumed from different parts of Gasabo district.

Ruhanga is among places holding unique history where Tutsi resisted Interahamwe militia using traditional arms. They however ended up being killed as Interahamwe sought interventions from soldiers to kill Tutsi.

As the soldiers came, Tutsi were taken inside the Anglican Church in the area where they were killed and burnt using fuel.

During the ceremony, the representative of IBUKA, organization umbrella of genocide survivors in Gasabo district requested authorities to build a wall bearing names of Tutsi killed during Genocide so that they can be remembered easily and preserve history.

“We cannot forget killed relatives when we see names written somewhere. Building a wall bearing their names would help us, friends and future generations to remember them easily,” he said.

The executive secretary of Gasabo district, Umwali Pauline has told IGIHE that they are going to make plan so that the requested wall can be built.

“It is the responsibility of leaders to ensure proper maintenance of memorials, organizing commemoration events. We have understood their request and the next move is to see what we can do in the right using available resources,” she explained.

Located at the former Anglican Church, Ruhanga Genocide Memorial accommodates remains of 37 747 genocide victims excluding 98 remains buried yesterday.

Residents during a ceremony to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and according decent burial to 98 remains of Genocide victims at Ruhanga memorial in Rusororo sector.

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