The Rwandan embassy in Nairobi has called for enhanced efforts from all nations worldwide to help bring to justice perpetrators of the 1994 genocide.
Speaking during the commemoration of genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Amb. James Kimonyo said the perpetrators of the atrocities are well known and roaming freely and there is need to apprehend them.
“The perpetrators are well known people and live, work and even own business around us. Some of the countries are so advanced in terms of delivering justice. If you feel extradition is not an option you can use your local prosecution mechanism to bring these people to justice,” he stated.
Kimonyo reiterated that the events of 1994 should be talked out openly and people to avoid living in denial as a way of preventing another occurrence.
“We have heard that the Rwanda genocide did not just happen in 1994 it all started in 1959. Therefore we are supposed to talk about genocide openly. Let us talk it out to our children as a way of preventing the same from happening”, the ambassador stated.
Speaking at the same event, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau paid fortitude to the steps Rwanda as a nation has taken in regard to nation cohesion and healing.
The Ps said that there are valuable lessons to be learned from the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and stated prevention is a shared responsibility by all people who should work towards sealing all loopholes leading to conflicts.
The event which was held at the UN offices Nairobi honoured more than 1,000,000 Tutsi who lost their lives during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda.
The event was the 24the commemoration, with this year’s event having been kick started by a procession in the Nairobi streets on April 7.