Felicite Niyitegeka

Born in 1934, Felicite Niyitegeka was the daughter of Simon Sekabwa and Angelina Nyirampabuka.

She was killed on April 21, 1994 during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Niyitegeka is remembered for refusing to part ways with the people who found refuge at Centre Saint Pierre in Gisenyi (currently Rubavu District).She was just a casual worker when her brother asked her to separate from the Tutsis since the military was aware of her activities, but she declined. When the militias came to her house, she already had over 30 Tutsi refugees in her house.

The Interahamwe informed her that she would be spared but her charges would have to be killed, but opted to die alongside them. 

 

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