A Genocide denier in a remote Karama sector, Kamonyi district in Southern Province has warned Genocide survivors that, the “stupid activity of washing bodies of Genocide victims will one day lead them to washing remains of dogs taking them for bodies of their deceased relatives.”
A handwritten tract with very broken Kinyarwanda was addressed to a one Matiyasi (Mathew) today.
Its English translation reads, “You Matiyasi, you boast yourself for being Tutsi and get me fined while for you just keep on your business of selling beer. You are now making us wash the bones, you and Voronika. I am fed up. By the way, mind you; in the future, you will wash the bones of dogs thinking that you are still washing bones of Tutsi.”
Meanwhile, in Karama, Runyonga cell, the community is contributing willingly to cleaning remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi pending burial at a decent memorial on April 22 because the current memorial is deteriorating.
The choice of April 22nd is not an accident. On April 22, 1994, Tutsi from across Karama sector were exterminated by Interahamwe militia after serious resistance.
Interahamwe called for support of the government forces and used both traditional and modern weapons to exterminate the Tutsi.
Back to the denier, it is one in a series of Genocide denial which apparently has become contagious during Kwibuka23 and earlier before.
Words that show hatred to the Tutsi, practices that translate intention by some people to continue with Genocide against Tutsi were they given an opportunity are widespread.
The latest that shocked many is the killing in Kicukiro district, Niboye sector, of Christine Iribagiza, a genocide survivor.
Assailants killed her from her home and left a candle lit in front of her bed on April 13, the closing day of National commemoration week.
Several people who apparently have some interest in her death are sustaining a misleading argument that, “she was not a Tutsi, the media is just gathering credits around the trending story of her death.”
Several people from across the country were arrested since the starting of Kwibuka23 for uttering genocide denial words.
Many others were involved in activities that target belongings of the Tutsi or the Tutsi themselves and vanished before being apprehended.
Some genocide survivors are grieving after their cows were slaughtered by unidentified people. Others are mourning their loved ones while in a sickbay because they were injured by people who wish them dead.
Meanwhile, some activities on the list were found bizarre, quite ugly. They send quite a hateful message though.
For example, in January this year, two men were arrested for staining a genocide memorial with human excreta at a genocide memorial located in Nyakibanda cell Gishamvu sector of Huye district, south.