Police Hands Over 44 Rwandans Arrested in Queen Elizabeth to Immigration Department For Investigations

The Police in Kasese have handed over 44 Rwandans who were arrested on Wednesday to Immigration Department officials.

The Rwandans were arrested near Kazinga Channel on the Kasese-Mbarara Road, as they attempted to enter Kasese District. Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander, Vincent Mwesigye, says the Rwandans were intercepted by police traffic officers, as they were travelling in two overloaded mini-buses.


Mwesigye says that when the group was asked to identify themselves, they all produced Rwandan identity cards but had no immigration documents allowing them entry into Uganda.


The Regional Police Commander further explained that in the spirit of East African brotherhood, the Rwandese were handed to the immigration department to guide them on how to attain documents that would enable them legally be in Uganda.


Meanwhile sources at the Rwenzori Immigration Office say that investigations have commenced to ascertain how the group crossed the border without legal documents.

Relations between Uganda and Rwanda have been rosy for the last two months following closure of Katuna and Chanika border points by Rwanda, hindering movement of persons and goods between the two East African countries.

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