Rwanda still seeking 1994 genocide suspects
The Rwandan Government in conjunction with the international community is still pursuing the suspected perpetrators of the 1994 genocide with an intent to administering justice over two decades since the crimes were committed.
An estimated one million people – mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus – were massacred within a span of hundred days in the tiny East African nation between April-July 1994.
These incidents came on the back of a fatal plane crash that claimed the lives of Presidents Juvenile Habyarimana and Cyprian Nyayramira from Rwanda and Burundi respectively.
A number of suspects have since been arrested, charged in court of law and jailed for their reported contribution into the massacre.
But several others who are suspected to have masterminded the acts of crime against humanity are still at large.
Sh 45 MILLION BOUNTY
They are Augustin Bizimana, Felician Kabuga, Protais Mpiranya, Ladistas Ntangazwa, Pheneas Mrunyarugama, Aloys Ndimati, Charles Ryandikayo, Charles Sikubwabo who each carry a bounty of upto Sh 45 million upon information leading to arrests.
And to make it easier for the public, the Rwandan Government has pinned posters bearing the full names and pictures of the runaway fugitives in strategic areas including border points.
The posters are accompanied with social media, telephone and telemail addresses where any information leading to the arrests of this people can be deposited.
Meanwhile, the country is in preparation to celebrate strides made since the massacre on the 21st anniversary of the incident next month.
A number of activities including songs and dance have been lined up for the country’s capital Kigali.