Rwandese commemorate genocide in Mombasa

A wreath lying at the Genocide memorial centre in the Rwandan capital Kigali PHOTO COURTESY

Mombasa,KENYA:Rwandan citizens in Kenya held a candle lit meeting at the Castle Royal hotel in Mombasa on Saturday to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Addressing the congregation, Rwandan ambassador to Kenya ambassador James Kimonyo, blamed some people within the United Nations for defining the events that happened in Rwanda in 1994 as Genocide in Rwanda.

“As I said before according to the UN Convetion to fight , punish and prevent genocide that was adopted on 9th December 1948 and came into effect on 12th of January 1951, article two clearly defines what genocide is”.

He said indicated that the International Criminal Tribinal for Rwanda that was formed by UN to look into the matter that happened in Rwanda, came up with judicial notice that indicated that what happened in Rwanda was a Genocide against the Tsutsi ethnic group.

“Being that a decision  had been taken at the court,then there should not be a debate whatsoever in any forum including the General Assembly to debate whether there was a genocide against a particular group in Rwanda or not”. Said the ambassador.

This year’s theme being, Remember the genocide against the Tsutsi fight genocide ideology- Build on our Progress’, the premier urged the Rwandese to remember the genocide as its their problem,  unite and move forward to build the new world and not to be held in the past.