3 Jul 2019
Many visitors travel to Rwanda on various missions ranging from religious, leisure, study and to find more about the 1994 genocide.
Where it happens: Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum just outside Rwanda’s Capital, Kigali.
Quick info: This is the final resting place of more than 250,000 victims of the genocide.
Due to the numerous visits by tourists every day, cons are spoilt for choice.
The common one involves cons masquerading as reporters recording a session for a live-call-in at a radio station. After apparently having you ‘speak’ to the studio, he will tell you how much people back at home will be happy that he spoke with a white person(Yes, they target white visitors). Would you mind giving me a note(cash) you are carrying so that I may show my folks back at home?
As soon as you hear this, run away fast. He will be waiting for the next victim.
Tip: Since they operate mostly during daytime, no need to worry but never be easy with your cash new schemes are always coming up.