Uganda arrests 60 Rwandese, Congolese nationals over illegal entry

Kigezi regional police spokesman, Elly Maate (R), Nyagatare district mayor, David-Claudian Mushabe (in jacket) discuss (Courtesy photo).

Police yesterday (Tuesday) said it arrested 60 Rwandan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals over illegal entry into the country.

Mr Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, said 50 Rwandese and 10 Congolese were arrested aboard two buses heading to Kampala.

“Police in Kabale have 60 suspects in custody for illegal entry and stay in Uganda. Forty-seven of them were intercepted at Kabale Bus Park this morning while 13 suspects were intercepted from Malaika bus yesterday (Monday) from Kisoro district,” said Mr Maate.

The police spokesperson said normally illegal migrants cross into the country heading to the central and western regions for casual labour.

He said the suspects will be arraigned in courts of law over illegal entry.

“Inquiries have been completed and the suspects are being taken before courts of law to answer charges accordingly,” said the police officer.


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