Agatha Uwiringiyimana, the first female Prime Minister of Rwanda was shot and killed by the presidential guards on the morning of April 7th 1994 for dissociating with the genocidal regime. At the time, Thadeo Karamaga was a corporal in the army – also in charge of handling bodies of all killed soldiers and politicians at Kanombe military cemetery. On April 8th 1994, Karamaga was called by his commander for briefing. “When I approached them (his commanders), they showed me Uwiringiyimana’s body and ordered me to bury it immediately”. Despite receiving orders from his bosses, a different emotion came up in Karamaga’s mind. “I felt the Prime Minister’s body would cause a serious impact on my life. I decided not to bury it”.
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