Ibuka condemns murder of Genocide survivors

The umbrella organisation of Genocide Survivors, IBUKA has condemned the murder of three genocide survivors around the country.

The umbrella organisation of Genocide Survivors, IBUKA has condemned the murder of three genocide survivors around the country.

Ther latest killings come just less than one week after the assassinations of two others; Jean Paul Muvunyi and Maniragaba.

"Ibuka regrets the continuous killing of Survivors of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide," a press statement signed by the President of Ibuka Théodore Simburudali, said.

He called on the government to take strong measures to put an end to what he termed a"continuation of the Genocide" Simburudali added that these killings usually take place when the country prepares to honour 1994 Genocide victims.

Cécilia Mukandoli, 73, was murdered on March 27 in Mbuye Sector, Ruhango district, Southern Province. The murderers threw her body in a spring.

Mukandoli lost her husband and two children during the 1994 Genocide. She is survived by seven

A student of ESI Rubengera in the Western Province, Bienvenue Rumata was, also murdered on the night of March 26. He was killed by his fellow students in in their dormitory in TTC.

According to Medical examinations, Rumata was badly beaten and then strangled using a rope. His parents died in the Genocide.

Jacques Ntiguririrwa of Remera Sector, Gasabo District in Kigali was ambushed at Nyarutarama on March 29 and beaten by a group of over 20 people. He was with a friend who escaped the killers and ran for help.

By the time the police arrived at the scene, Ntiguririrwa was in a critical condition and rushed to Kibagabaga hospital where he died on arrival.

His friend Jean Paul Rukundo is still receiving treatment. He lost a finger in the attack. Ntiguririrwa’s family had recently been attacked by a group of armed people but managed to ward them off after though some members of the family were injured.

Ibuka had earlier condemned the killings of survivors, most of them in the Southern Province.

The association attributes the killings mainly to people who were released after pleading guilty and are now on community service under the Works for General Interest (TIG) programme.

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