The real approach of knowing genocide victims numbers


Whoever set foot in Rwanda has remarked that he/she is compelled/urged to visit the genocide memorial sites, the ones they say are only for Tutsis massacred in 1994. For instance setting foot in Kigali, the regime takes you in Kigali genocide memorial center of Gisozi where the RPF regime says there are around 258 thousands of Tutsis remains collected in Kigali city ( ). Then for lack of enough information on Rwanda or self-interests of the visitors/foreigners, they swallow that it is true, which is absolutely big lie for marketing Rwandan genocide selfishly by Tutsis extremists of ruling regime.

In the Rwanda national population census of 1991 results, the numbers of Rwandans by ethnicity are shown as below,

Table. Rwanda’s national population as of 1991, broken-down by its two largest ethnic groups [A]

Prefecture Hutu Tutsi Totals [B]
Butare 618,172 (82.0%)  130,419 (17.3%) 753,868
Byumba 761,966 (98.2%) 11,639 (1.5%) 775,933
Cyangugu 489,238 (88.7%) 57,914 (10.5%) 551,565
Gikongoro 401,997 (86.3%) 59,624 (12.8%) 465,814
Gisenyi 708,572 (96.8%) 21,228 (2.9%) 731,996
Gitarama 764,920 (90.2%) 78,018 (9.2%) 848,027
Kibungo 596,999 (92.0%) 49,966 (7.7%) 648,912
Kibuye 398,131 (84.8%) 69,485 (14.8%) 469,494
Kigali 822,314 (90.8%) 79,696 (8.8%) 905,632
Kigali City [C] 180,550 (81.4%) 39,703 (17.9%) 221,806
Ruhengeri 760,661 (99.2%) 3,834 (0.5%) 766,795
TOTALS 6,467,958 (91.1%) 596,387 (8.4%) 7,099,844
Urban 313,586 (83.9%) 57,186 (15.3%) 373,762
Rural 6,154,365 (91.5%) 558,265 (8.3%) 6,726,082

   [A] Adapted from Table 4.2, “Répartition (en %) de la population de nationalité rwandaise selon l’ethnie, la préfecture ou le milieu de résidence,” in Recensement general de la population et de l’habitat au 15 aout 1991, Service National de Recensement, Republique Rwandaise,  p. 124.  Table 4.2 reported the national population of Rwanda, ca. 1991, by ethnicity and expressed as percentages (i.e., here the percentages inside the parentheses).  Based on Rwanda’s total population (7,099,844) at the time, I’ve simply calculated the related approximate totals in the second and third columns for Hutu and Tutsi (e.g., 7,099,844 x 8.4% = 596,387 for the total Tutsi population of Rwanda at the time of the 1991 census).  Note that these numbers are to be regarded as approximate totals. 
  [B] Note that although I’ve omitted separate columns for the Twa and Other (relatively small) ethnic groups that were listed in Table 4.2 (1991), the Totals column here includes the totals for Twa and Other.
  [C] Note that Kigali City’s total is separate from the total for Kigali Prefecture

Let us take one simple example of Kigali City to know how the RPF regime’s numbers are very wrong when they say the remains of victims are only for Tutsis.

Referring to the above table, the entire Kigali city had 221,806 populations (Tutsis, Hutus and Twas). Kigali city had 39,703 (17.9%) Tutsis and the remaining were Hutus and Twas equivalent to 182,103 (82.1%). Let us assume that all Tutsis in Kigali city were massacred by extremists Interahamwe militia in 1994. Then take the actual total number of 258,000 remains said to be Tutsis in Kigali Memorial Center minus the total number of Tutsis who were in Kigali (258,000- 39,703 = 218297), so then where does Rwandan RPF regime finds these additional number 218,297 of Tutsis remains in Kigali memorial center? It simply means they are Hutus and Twas massacred by RPF army.

In 1996 the government of Rwanda with the assistance of the United Nations Fund for Population has attempted to assess the resident population size and structure by embarking on a demographic survey in November 1996 entitled “Enquete Socio-Démographique - Socio- Demographic Survey”. (ESD 1996). On its 6th page they use the 1991 census results which are almost equivalent to the above table even though it doesn’t include the ethnicity but it classifies populations by their respective prefectures including Kigali City.

Note that these numbers are calculated by not ignoring the increase of population, the other effects such as the massive recruitments of Tutsis into the then RPF rebels (army) just before 1994.

“It is widely accepted that around a million Rwandans died in genocide in just 3 months and the government says 90% of them were Tutsis but some academics has questioned this official version…” Said Madam Jane Corbin in the BBC Rwanda’s untold story documentary.

“If a million people died in Rwanda in 1994 and that is certainly possible, there is no way that the majority of them could be Tutsis”: Professor Allan Stam said in Rwanda’s Untold Story Documentary by BBC in interview with Madam Jane Corbin.

Because in Rwanda has never been 1 million of Tutsis and after genocide of 1994, the IBUKA claimed that there has been 300 thousands survivors of Tutsis among around 500 thousands Tutsis who were available before 1994.

“If a million Rwandans died and 200 thousands of them were Tutsis that means 800 thousands of them were Hutus”: Professor Allan Stam additional said in Rwanda’s Untold Story Documentary by BBC.

Those who believe in the story of these Tutsis extremists ruling Rwanda must know that Rwandans themselves know the real tragic story they faced and enforcing them to believe the wrong story will never happen though RPF tries to demolish all eyewitnesses and testimonials.

Imagine if your relatives are massacred in your eyes and you are told by those mass murderers that they are not your parents, so you have no rights to mourn them instead others mourn them as theirs, could you accept it and keep it in silence? That is the case for Rwandan Hutus under Tutsis extremists of the RPF regime and those who are playing with the Rwandan issues should know what they are playing with and which extent they are oppressing these Rwandan Hutus, making their plight more severe!

Some countries and international organizations are witnesses of what happened on Rwandan Hutus but for either their political interests, ignorance, self-seeking or lack of enough information they conspire in the ongoing genocide against them.

Let us take a case of Zambia and show you why the Zambian government should protect and advocate for Rwandan Hutu refugees more than any other country in the world.