KIGALI - The spokesperson of the Rwanda National Police, Eric Kayiranga, on Wednesday said that the number of trauma cases during this commemoration period significantly reduced compared to previous years.
Kayiranga said the trauma cases were not very serious, and compared to last year, people were calmer throughout the period.
“We received 68 cases in the police hospital and about 15 of those needed serious medical attention. The majority of the victims were counselled and able to go back to their homes and this is a great improvement,” Kayiranga said.
He attributed the reduction in trauma cases to the reduction of horrific images and testimonies that were broadcasted on the TVs and radios.
Kayiranga said that the testimonies they got from survivors showed that they have hope and that they are getting better.
“It is a good sign that people are now healing from the effects of Genocide and are trying to move on and develop,” he said.
He said that the Rwandans should be supportive to the survivors and help them to overcome trauma.
“People should be supportive and take care of one another and avoid words and language that hurt the survivors,” Kayiranga added.