Helping the most needy until his death

When the genocide ends in July 1994, the country is in ashes. Relentless, Vjeko continues his sacerdotal minister. He helps all the survivors, whether Hutu or Tutsi, to rebuild their homes and community. He calls on Westerner benefactors to help rebuild the homes of the survivors of the genocide. He provides agricultural equipment and kitchen utensils to the most underprivileged. Vjeko encourages also widows of the genocide to regroup in an association. Today it still organises cattle farming, agricultural and trade activities.

Vjeko contributes to the construction of an orphanage in Mbare, in the former commune of Nyamabuye, today the district of Muhanga. He also helps the Rwandan government, with the enlargement of the Giterama jail, and takes care of the prisoners until the Red Cross takes over.

Even after the horror of the genocide, during which he would devote himself body and soul to his neighbour, Hutu or Tutsi, Brother Vjeko refuses to go back to Europe. From now on, he is at home in Rwanda.

It is unfortunately, in his host and adoption country, that he dies the evening of the 31st of January 1998, at the age of 41. Brother Vjeko is shot dead, in front of the Eglise de la Sainte-Famille, in Kigali. The culprits are still unknown today. The local population today, 17 years later, are still demanding an enquiry.