The governments of Uganda and Rwanda are in engaged in talks aimed at repatriating all perpetrators of the 1994 genocide back to Kigali to face trial.
The revelation was made on Saturday by the Rwanda High Commissioner to Uganda, Maj Gen Frank Mugambage, as the Rwandans commemorated 24 years since the genocide against the Tutsi at Kampala International University Western campus in Bushenyi District.
“We are currently engaged with the government of Uganda over cases who found their way here in Uganda so as they can be taken back to Rwanda to account for their participation in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi,” he said.
Maj Gen Mugambaye said many who committed atrocities are still at large all over the world without being brought to book.
“The fight against genocide ideology calls for commitment and concerted effort. Those who committed the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 and their collaborators have committed to deliberately distort the truth about what happened 24 years after the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the FDL (Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda) still roam the region freely as the world looks on,” he said.
The commissioner added that many fugitives are living in European countries as refugees yet they should be brought back home to Rwanda to account for the atrocities they committed during the genocide.
“Many Genociders are also residing in many capitals in western world and efforts to pursue them so that they are brought to account for the horrendous crime they committed against humanity,” Maj Gen Mugambage.
He also announced that as part of commemorating the genocide, many activities such as vigils and public lectures will be carried out in different universities in Uganda as well as laying a wreath at Kasensero memorial site in Rakai District on April 21.
He added that in June, they will do a fundraising event in a bid to refurbish the genocide memorial at Ggolo, Mpigi District.
The president Rwandese Students Association KIU Western Campus, Mr Patrick Tumwiine, asked all Rwandese all over the world to own up the incidents of genocide in 1994 and promise to unite to inspire the coming generations for the dignity of Rwanda.
“We are responsible for the old story of Genocide in Rwanda. We should promise this union that we are greater mentors to inspire the following generations that we are one people the dignity and respect was restored because we are united and promised that it will never again happen,’’ Mr Tumwiine said.
“Rwanda Patriotic Front secured the stability of Rwanda people. We the youth are ready to fight anybody who wants to divert us from our unity we are enjoying today,” he added.