Robert Kajuga (Interahamwe)

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Jerry Robert Kajuga was the national president and leader of the MRND-affiliated Hutu Power extremist militia, the Interahamwe,[1] which was largely responsible for perpetrating the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Ironically, he was from a Tutsi[2] family whose father had acquired Hutu identity papers for his family. In order to avoid any kind of suspicion about their family being Tutsi, Robert Kajuga kept his brother hidden at the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali. Kajuga fled Rwanda in 1996, taking refuge in nearby Congo for two and a half years, before being arrested by UN Security forces and standing trial in Kigali and being sentenced to life imprisonment. Kajuga later died in prison.[3]


  1. ^ Dallaire, Roméo (2004), Shake hands with the devil : the failure of humanity in Rwanda (1st ed.), Toronto: Vintage Canada, p. 346 
  2. ^ Vasagar, Jeevan (16 February 2005). "The hotel that saved hundreds from genocide". The Guardian. London, UK. 
  3. ^ Bachmann, Klaus; Fatić, Aleksandar (2015). The UN International Criminal Tribunals: Transition Without Justice?. Routledge. p. 131. ISBN 9781317631361.