CNLG raises alarm over ’free genocide convicts’

The National commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) has expressed worries over people wandering across the country yet they were convicted of genocide crimes by Gacaca courts.


CNLG unveiled this yesterday as it presented 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 reports and planned activities to senatorial commission for political affairs and social welfare and requested the authorities concerned to pursue these convicts who change residence within the country.

The executive secretary of CNLG, Dr Bizimana Jean Damascene said that they also received reports from districts that such people cause insecurity in areas where they seek residence.

“You can think about it to see what can be done. For instance people who committed genocide crimes in Nyanza, Ruhango, Nyaruguru, Muhanga and Musanze districts flee to Gatsibo and Nyagatare districts and settle there for good. When they get wind of their hunt, they cross the border to Uganda. When we talked to the management of Gatsibo district, they told us that such people cause insecurity,” he said.

Senator Kalimba Zephrin said that CNLG should collaborate with districts to hunt such people.

“You should collaborate with districts to pursue such people hiding across the country,” he advised.

Dr Bizimana could not establish the number of genocide convicts roaming the country but said that residents from different areas have got evidence.

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The executive secretary of CNLG, Dr Bizimana Jean Damascene

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