A delegation of 15 Parliamentarians and members of Kenya National Cohesion and Integration Commission is visiting Rwanda National Police to learn from Rwanda’s peace building and reconciliation.
The Kenyan delegation is in Rwanda from Tuesday March 6 2018 learning from the country’s reconciliation institutions like the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide to witness more about Rwanda’s experience on the consequences of negative ethnicity and efforts made towards promoting peace and national cohesion.
Speaking on the behalf of the delegation Dan Wanyama said that the visit and learning experience is expected help in reconciling Kenyans divided by the recent general elections that incited ethnicity.
“We hope this visit will enhance our understanding of the social dynamics that cause societies to move to the brink of extinction and the necessary actions that restore post-conflict relationships between different communities”.
Dr. Jean-Damascène Gasanabo, the Director General of CNLG explained to the delegation the CNLG structure, vision, mission, strategies, and challenges.
He also explained the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi and the different measures taken by CNLG to prevent Genocide and to end Genocide ideology especial denial.
The Kenyan leaders also had a witness of the Gacaca courts’ role in promoting unity and reconciliation among Rwandans, and the Gacaca courts archives digitization to preserve them.
Dr. Gasanabo reminded them that the fight against Genocide ideology is the duty of the entire international community, and urged the Kenyans to join the fight against Genocide denial within their country, where some as deniers.
The commissioners and members of the Kenyan Parliament will visit government and non-government institutions dealing with peace-building and national unity in Rwanda.