Uganda Charges Rwandese Over Illegal Entry

Grade One Magistrate, Vianney Kwizera, directed that the 14 Rwandese who were arrested last week be deported.

They were released but they all stayed at the police station claiming they did not have anywhere to go. The Magistrate advised that the government of Uganda should work with the Rwandese embassy to ensure that the women are deported.
As the first group was arraigned in court, security operatives arrested more 60 people, believed to be Rwandese. They were arrested from Kibalinga Sub County in various villages, where they were planning to settle. Sources said that some of the Rwandese arrested claimed refugee status and pleaded to live in Uganda.
Mubende District Police Commander however, declined to comment about the matter. The Resident District Commissioner, Patrick Buruku, confirmed that they were holding the Rwandese but did not give details.
Mubende District LC 5 chairperson, Francis Kibuuka, said that the Rwandese were in police custody.

Date Released:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Line Government Organ:
Ministry of Energy