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Martha  Ntirandekura,  Gilbert Tuhabonye's mother, still lives in Songa, in gorgeous South Central Burundi, in a rural home rebuilt on the same property where she raised Gilbert and his siblings. He narrowly escaped genocide in 1994 and now lives in Austin, TX where he earned his US citizenship. He has a wife and 2 daughters. He enthusiastically leads recreational runners in marathon training and also coaches track and cross country at a private middle/high school.