NYANZA – University student survivors have been urged to help their younger siblings still in secondary schools to adopt positive behaviour.
An official from the National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG), Jean Ruzindaza, made the call Sunday at the launch of a branch of the Association of Students Genocide survivors (AERG) at the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists, INILAK, Nyanza campus.
He disclosed that a number of young survivors have been jailed after involvement in criminal activities due to lack of guidance.
“Some young survivors are involved in drug abuse and other crimes. They tend to blame such actions on trauma they underwent during the Genocide. But laws are laws and are applied regardless of one being a survivor or not,” he said.
“We have to stop this. You have to approach your younger brothers and sisters and advise them how they should conduct themselves to avoid trouble”.
The AERG coordinator at the campus, Aimable Musabyimana, noted that they would intensify their efforts in supporting young survivors.
The Rector of INILAK, Jean Ngamije noted: “Such groups help institutions like ours in various ways. We will always be willing to support them whenever needed”.