TransUnion Rwanda staff, on Thursday, visited Murambi Genocide Memorial in Nyamagabe District to honour the victims and learn from the documented history about the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Over 50,000 Genocide victims are buried at the memorial.
Led by Aimable Nkuranga, Country Manager at TransUnion, the group observed a minute of silence and laid wreaths on the graves of the victims.
The staff were briefed on the history of the Genocide in Murambi, where killings began before 1994.
The memorial guide explained that many Tutsi gathered at the area with false promise of security. However, the target was to attack them easily.
After touring the site and listening to testimonies, Nkuranga said visiting the memorial showed the mourners how terrible the Genocide was.
“We wanted to honour innocent victims and comfort the survivors. This year, we chose to visit Murambi memorial to know its history. Visits to such sites with documented material about Genocide help us to understand how the Genocide was prepared and executed,” Nkuranga said.
He called on Rwandans to strive for unity and support the ongoing progress.
Aisha Muganga, a TransUnion staffer, who survived from Murambi, recalled the brutality with which her entire family was completely slaughtered.
Muganga was 6 year old at the time. She is the only survivor from her family, she says.
“When the massacre started we scattered to different places and no one could rescue another. My parents were slaughtered and thrown into the river,” she said.
“I encourage everyone to visit memorial sites because there are tangible facts that are helpful in fighting against genocide denial as well as its ideology,” she added.
Honore Ntwali, another employee, said his message to the young generation is to love one another.
“Youth were used to kill people during 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. But, we should love each other to stay true to the principle of Never Again,” he said.
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