Rwamagana: INILAK commemorates the Genocide against the Tutsi
On 18th May 2017, the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK), Rwamagana Campus commemorated the Genocide against the Tutsi.
The ceremony begun with a walk to remember from the campus to Kigabiro memorial site where wreaths were laid on the grave to pay respect to victims of the Genocide laid to rest there.
In her brief testimony, Jacqueline Ndamusengeye who was a primary teacher during the Genocide against the Tutsi and currently pursuing her a year three in accounting at INILAK recalled how they tried to defend themselves by using stones even though the militia eventually massacred many of them at the church of Kabarondo. He thanked RPF soldiers for having rescued them and liberate the country.
Richard Niyonkuru, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance said that their the University will keep on commemorating even though it was found after the Genocide in order to enhance measures to curb what caused the Genocide against the Tutsi.
Redempta Kayitesi, the coordinator of National Commission for the Fight against the Genocide (CNLG)in Rwamagana and Kayonza districts emphasized on the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi. She said that it resulted from hatred and divisionism ploughed by colonialists and upheld by regimes that took power after the country’s independence.
She reminded that it was necessary to use the right name of the Genocide against the Tutsi, explaining that using improper names was a baking of its deniers and trivializers.
Radjab Mbonyumuvunyi, mayor of Rwamagana district who was also the guest of honor, comforted the survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi and recalled that it was necessary to explain the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi to the youth so that they can fight against what caused the Genocide against the Tutsi.