Rwanda | RUSIZI: Rwandan refugees continue to return home with great hope
Refugees who had sought asylum in the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to return back to the country after 18 years as refugees.
About 9 more returnees including 4 men, 2 women and 3 children reached Kamembe police station where they spent the night waiting to be transferred temporarily to Nyagatare refugee camp in Gihundwe sector in Rusizi district.
These 9 returnees were from Mwenga Zone in RDC and they intended to stay in RDC until they were attacked by armed civilians in the Mutomboki force as one of them Innocent Shyirambere explained.
Most of these Rwandans are hurt for having been separated from their families as some lost children and spouses when they were attacked by Mutomboki force of civilians that hunts down Rwandan refugees in Congo.
They were not sure of the reception they would get in Rwanda as they were always told that they would be mistreated a reason that kept them from coming back home.
They were surprised with a warm welcome they received and knew that what they were told are just rumours meant to stop them from returning. They are calling upon their fellows who are still in DRC to come and work with other Rwandans in developing their country.