What would be your first reaction, if you caught someone breaking into your house?

People respond to issues differently. Some people are short-tempered and act impulsively, while others take a step back, contemplate their next move, before swiftly implementing a decision in a given situation. 
L-R : Jill Rutaremara ; Eric Kayiranga ; Stanislas Kamanzi ; Mary Gahonzire.
L-R : Jill Rutaremara ; Eric Kayiranga ; Stanislas Kamanzi ; Mary Gahonzire.

People respond to issues differently. Some people are short-tempered and act impulsively, while others take a step back, contemplate their next move, before swiftly implementing a decision in a given situation. 

“I would prepare to deal with the attacker.”

Jill Rutaremara, Rwanda Defense and military Spokesperson.

“I would call for help either from the police or neighbours.”

Epiphanie Nyirabarame, Rwanda’s Women Marathon Runner holding a national record.

“I can’t take matters into my own hands. I would call for help either from my neighbours or the police. I wouldn’t fight him, even if I had a gun, because if I harmed him, the law would be applied against me.”

Eric Kayiranga, Rwanda National Police Spokesperson.

“If he is armed but only aiming to steal and leave, I would leave him to take whatever he wants. But if his aim is to kill me, I would definitely defend myself.”

Tom Close, Local Rwandan Artist.

“My first reaction would be to stand firm, calm down my panic and think about what to do next. It is in my nature, even if someone annoyed me, I don’t confront that person immediately but take a few minutes to cool my temper and then think about what to say or do.”

Diane Nkusi, Rwandan Gospel Artist and Groove Awards nominee.

“I would call the police immediately for help.”

Kadir is a local DJ.

“If he looks friendly, I would welcome him in, but if he looks hostile, I would make sure I prevent him from entering.”

Stanislas Kamanzi, Rwanda’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. 

“I would call the police or hide. But if possible, I would get something and hit his head hard! No crime, its self-defence.”

Cynthia Umurungi, Journalist at Contact FM, MC and an Event Organiser. 

“If I caught a person breaking into my house, my first reaction would be to call the police. But if he is armed and already in the house, I would probably try to negotiate with him to take whatever he wants without harming me or anybody else in the house.”

Jules Kalisa, FERWAFA Chief Executive Officer.

“If it’s at night and I hear him for example in the sitting room, while am in my bedroom, I would wake up quietly, close my door gently (if possible!)—and send an alert message to a friend.”

Eliane Umuhire, Office Manager at Mashirika.

‘My first reaction would be to take a second look to be sure that it is not someone seeking for help. But if that someone wants to steal or harm me, I would call the police.”

Mary Gahonzire Commissioner General of Prisons.

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