It follows the breach of security of several Rwandan asylum seekers in Uganda leading to loss of life and property.
Uganda People’s Congress has asked government to provide adequate security to Rwandan asylum seekers facing torture in the country. It follows the breach of security of several Rwandan asylum seekers in Uganda leading to loss of life and property. The recent attempt was made on the life of Joel Mutabazi after two gunmen entered his house in Kasangati and opened fire at him.
Okello Lucima, the UPC spokesperson says following the attacks government should provide sufficient security to the Rwandan asylum seekers. He faults the silence of the Ugandan government on the attacks of the Rwandan refugees, saying it points at a clear collusion between the state and the Rwandese to sabotage the safety and security of those who have found sanctuary in the country under international law.
Lucima when similar attacks occurred in South Africa and London, the governments of both countries strongly condemned the incidents and warned the Rwandan government against orchestrating these criminal activities on their soil. He says it cannot be accidental that these kinds of incidents are happening in Uganda.
He argues that if Uganda does not want to be a refuge for the Rwandese asylum seekers, it should turn them away at the frontier instead of watching as they are killed and abducted inside the country.
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Last year, Charles Ngabire, an editor of a Rwandan on line publication was shot dead in Old Kampala by gunmen but no suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder. Last week, the daughter of Col. Patrick Karegeya, the exiled former Rwandan spymaster had her passport confiscated at Entebbe airport.
Portia Mbabazi Karegeya is now stranded in Kampala after Kigali stripped her of citizenship and Uganda hurriedly withdrew an alternative passport a week after issuing it. Lucima says Portia should not be punished for her Father’s mistakes.
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Col. Karegeya who now lives in exile in South Africa, is wanted in Kigali over alleged criminal offences.
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