Kwibuka Flame reaches West Midlands

The Kwibuka Flame on Saturday reached the City of Coventry in West Midlands in the UK. The event attracted Rwandans and friends of Rwanda living in West Midlands, including members of the Rwandan Students Association from the University of Birmingham.
Two 20-year-olds carry the Kwibuka Flame as it arrived in Midlands, UK. The Flame started in London, then  Oxford, Reading and Coventry.  Courtesy.
Two 20-year-olds carry the Kwibuka Flame as it arrived in Midlands, UK. The Flame started in London, then Oxford, Reading and Coventry. Courtesy.

The Kwibuka Flame on Saturday reached the City of Coventry in West Midlands in the UK.

The event attracted Rwandans and friends of Rwanda living in West Midlands, including members of the Rwandan Students Association from the University of Birmingham.

Upon receiving the Kwibuka Flame from the Reading delegation at the Coventry Transport Museum, the West Midlands Rwandan Community chairperson Bosco Ngabonzima, handed it over to two 20-year-old Rwandan youths, Natalie Gasaro and Serge Ngaboyisonga, who then led other members of the community on a Walk of Remembrance through the City of Coventry.

The march ended at Saint Peter’s Centre where participants took a minute of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

It was followed by prayers, testimonies from survivors and a keynote address by the community chairperson, Ngabonzima.

 The participant also viewed the Kwibuka20 documentary and listened to Kwibuka theme songs.

Kwibuka Flame, which is on a nationwide tour as part of activities to mark the  20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, started in London.

It then went to Oxford, Reading and now Coventry. It is expected to reach Nottingham next week before Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, New castle, Glasgow and the City of Birmingham on April 12, where the official ceremony of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi will be held.

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