Seven Eritrean Nationals Charged with Illegal Entry into Uganda

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John Agaba, the acting Moyo District Police Commander says that the suspects were arrested with no travel documents raising suspicion on their presence and travel within Ugandan territory.

Court in Moyo has remanded seven Eritrean nationals over charges of illegal entry into Uganda.

The seven are identified as Kuflom Hbete, 40, Amelosom Oibatese 27, Kahsu Maule 25, Bran Agus 25, Redae Zcretzegcy 50, Mohamed Abebeker 30, and Habtome Widenklate 27.

They were arrested from Lefori Sub County in Moyo district a week ago.

John Agaba, the acting Moyo District Police Commander says that the suspects were arrested with no travel documents raising suspicion on their presence and travel within Ugandan territory. 

Upon interrogation, the suspects revealed that they have been living in Rwanda and were destined for Juba, South Sudan in search for greener pastures.  They added that their movement is an attempt to escape political instability in Eritrea.

Eritrea remains one of the insecure countries in the Horn of Africa, fighting cross border conflicts with Ethiopia and Djibouti coupled with political repression of its nationals. 

Grade One Magistrate Joseph Alengo remanded them to Onigo government prison in Moyo district as the court searches for an interpreter to ease their understanding of the trial and charges preferred against them.

They return to court on July 14, 2015.