March 1, 2019

800 Rwandans Deported or Refused Entry by Uganda – Rwandan Minister

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Uganda Government Spokesman Ofwono Opondo at the media briefing in Kampala on Friday morning

In the escalating tension between Kigali and Kampala, Rwanda’s Minister of State for East African Affairs has angrily dismissed a statement by Uganda government spokesman claiming “There’s no witch hunt for Rwandese in Uganda.”

Ofwono Opondo told a media briefing in Kampala on Friday morning: “There’s also nobody from Rwanda being held by the Ugandan authorities for any reason. We would like to send a clear message to Rwanda that there’s no one Uganda is harassing from Rwanda or has in custody.”

Rwanda’s Minister Olvier Nduhungirehe fired back on Twitter: “This statement is factually and demonstrably incorrect. There are more than 40 Rwandan citizens languishing in cells of Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and more than 800 Rwandans who were deported from or refused entry to Uganda since January 2018.”

Nduhungirehe also shared this list:

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