Thousands gather at Mwulire to remember victims of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi

Mwulire, 18 April 2019 – Thousands of residents on Thursday gathered at Mwulire memorial site in Rwamagana District to commemorate the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi and accord a decent burial to 52 Genocide victims recovered recently from different parts of Mwulire and Rubona Sectors.

Mwulire Genocide Memorial is located in Rwamagana, District, Eastern province and serves a resting place for over 26,000 victims massacred at Mwulire Hill.

The executive secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) Dr Jean Damascene Bizimana, Eastern province governor, Fred Mufuluke other officials joined thousands of residents in the commemoration at Mwulire.

In his presentation on the history of Genocide preparation, Dr Bizimana reiterated that the genocide ideology and the hatred against the Tutsi developed back in 1957 when one Joseph Gitera published 10 Hutu commandments.

Gahurura Joseph, one of the survivors at Mwulire, recounted the ordeal that Tutsi who had gathered at Mwulire went through before they were massacred by the killers.

The Mwulire victims are remembered and honored on April 18 every year, a day the victims were gruesomely killed after resisting several attacks by Interahamwe militia and the then national army.

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