Rwandans will never forget the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of over 800,000 people in 100 days.
24 years after the genocide, the Rwandan authorities have discovered more graves. The graves are said to contain about 5,400 bodies.
Speaking with Associated Press, the Executive Secretary of Genocide Survivors Organisation Ibuka, Naphtal Ahishakiye said the graves were discovered after they got tip from someone was lucky to be alive at the one of the genocide.
“A resident from Kicukiro, who had lived through the genocide, had pointed the authorities towards the previously unknown mass graves.The search for more graves in the same district was ongoing,’’
According to Naphtal, the Rwandan government is
“sensitizing people who have such information to voluntarily come forward and there have been cooperation and positive results“
Since April, about 18,000 bodies have been discovered around Rwanda. The officials of the Genocide Survivors Organisation have said that there will be a decent burial for the new bodies found.
While speaking with the press, Dan Gasasira who lost one of his family members in the bloodshed said;
“I keep asking myself why we should forgive these killers because they are ungrateful and cannot have remorse”
It is/was really sad to know about the genocide. We couldn’t hold back our tears when we visited the memorial centre on our last visit to Rwanda.