Kwibuka28: INES-Ruhengeri commemorates the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

07 June 2022

On Friday 3rd June 2022, INES-Ruhengeri- the Institute of Applied Sciences commemorated the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The event began with a visit to the Musanze Genocide Memorial Site (the former ‘Cour d’Appel de Ruhengeri’) to pay tribute to the victims who were killed in a place where they have thought they could receive justice instead of death.  

Officials and students laid a wreath on the memorial monument of over 800 victims (photos / Vedaste)

“Remembrance is a way to explain to young students the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi and how it was prepared so that they can learn from this sad history that Rwanda went through and build a Rwanda based on mutual respect and human rights”, Fr. Dr. Fabien Hagenimana, Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri mentioned in his speech during the event. He also emphasized the solidarity among INES-Ruhengeri’s Community and invited everyone to fight against the Genocide ideology by recalling the theme of the 28th Commemoration: “Remember-Unite –Renew”.

Fr. Dr. Fabien Hagenimana underlining the mutual respect and human rights (photo /Vedaste)

Mrs. Louise Mugumyabanga, the Genocide Survivor and Student at INES-Ruhengeri, in her testimony, shared with the public her own painful journey during the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994. She thanked the RDF (former RPA) for having stopped the Genocide against the Tutsi and having saved the life of the 1994 Genocide Survivors.

Mrs.  Mugumyabanga Louise sharing her testimony (photo/Vedaste)

Mrs. Mugumyabanga added that youth should be happy for having a peaceful country that no longer has any discrimination. Then, they aim higher in building the prosperous Rwanda we want.

The Coordinator of AERG-Indame, Mr. Munezero Jean de Dieu while speaking said that youth are committed to fighting against Genocide ideology using ICT.  “As the youth was used in destroying our country, it’s up to today’s generation to rebuild a united country”, Munezero said.

Mr. Munezero Jean de Dieu while requesting youth to fight against Genocide ideology (photo /Vedaste)

Munezero further noted that remembering is also a choice to fight against any form of discrimination and to make unity a priority.

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