PICTURES: UEBR youth honour genocide victims

By Samuel Mujyanama

Youth from the Union of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (UEBR), yesterday, visited Kigali Genocide Memorial site to honour the victims and learn from the recorded and documented history about the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Since the majority of the youth were born after the Genocide, this commemoration was an opportunity for them to learn about what Rwanda went through before, during and after the Genocide.

Yvette Nyiransabiyumva said that she had learnt a lot about bad leadership that the country faced before and during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, noting that Rwanda is now blessed to have a good leadership.

Youth president at National level, Jean Bosco Ndayihoranye, said that the visit to the memorial aimed to enable the youth to learn genocide history from the archived facts so that they may play their role in fighting genocide ideology.

“The purpose of the visit was to help youth know genocide history, how genocide was prepared and executed. Also, they learn its consequences in order that they encourage them to fight ideology so that genocide will never happen again,”Ndayihoreye added.

Pastor Fidele Shinga noted that it is everyone’s duty to remember and fight against genocide ideology, adding that every Rwandan should visit the memorial sites to learn from there.

The visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial Site was part of the commemoration event held on Friday June 8 when the church commemorated its pastors and Christians killed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.