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Gakenke: Over 901 genocide remains to get decent burial

Posted on 02 April 2014

Over 901 genocide remains to get decent burial

Residents clean genocide memorial sites ahead of commemoration week

 A total of 901 remains of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi victims will get decent Burial, on April, 14, 2014 at Buranga memorial site, in Kivuruga Sector of Gakenke district.

Kivuruga residents cleaned and created space for the Mass burial at the memorial site, ahead of the 20th commemoration week which will commence on April 7, 2014.

“We focused on Buranga memorial site because of the forthcoming Mass burial, though we cleaned more five memorial centres in Gakenke,” says Deogratias Nzamwita, The mayor of Gakenke district.

“Cleaning memorial sites is a way of restoring lost dignity to the genocide victims,” says Eric Ingabire; a resident.

Residents constructed and renovated houses for the vulnerable genocide survivors, among other charity activities to mark the forth coming commemoration.

Gakenke district has six genocide memorials where 2,246 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi have been laid to rest.

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