MPs probe Muhura SS Genocide ideology claims

A Parliamentary Commission has been instituted to investigate students and teachers accused of harbouring Genocide ideology in schools.

BY JAMES BUYINZA
A Parliamentary Commission has been instituted to investigate students and teachers accused of harbouring Genocide ideology in schools.

The six-member commission comes in the wake of recent reports that some students and teachers of Groupe Scolaire de Muhura Secondary School in Gatsibo District were arrested on allegations of spearheading a hate campaign against Tutsi students.
The school was closed for weeks but re-opened later.

MP Abdul Karim Harerimana heads the Parliamentary probe commission named on Monday. Others are Donatilla Mukabalisa, Francoise Mukayisenga, Alfred Rwaka Kayiranga, Claire Kayirangwa and Jacqueline Muhongayire.

The Speaker of Parliament Alfred Mukezamfura said that schools in areas where Genocide ideologies are bred have most students as victims.

“The constitution gives us the right to form a commission in such a situation, it is to this that we sanction some of the deputies to investigate the matter,” Mukezamfura explained.
The commission was given forty-five days to complete investigations and present a report on October 6 when return from a two-month break.

During their work, MPs on the commission will cross-examine the accused teachers and students and consult local authorities as well.

 

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