Uganda Deports 18 Rwandese over Illegal Entry

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The 18 illegals entered Uganda in search of a better life

Eighteen Rwandese who were arrested for illegal entry in Uganda have this afternnon been deported back to Rwanda.


The Rwandese, aged between 20 and 50, were arrested recently when murders rocked Kisoro district prompting Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, to beef up security in the area.


Olivia Wawiire, the Regional Police Commander of South Western
Uganda based in Kabal,e said the illegal immigrants entered Uganda through the porous borders at Kyanika.


The 18 detainees served their sentences and deportation was effected today after mobilising transport for them.


The deportees confessed that they come to Uganda to seek greener pastures, claiming that Uganda has relaxed laws that enables them do petty trade and work as domestic servants.


One of the deportees only identified as Hab’imana denied that they are criminals as Ugandan authorities alleged. He said came to Uganda eke out a living for their families.


Increasing illegal migrant entries into Kisoro prompted district leaders to implement a
by-law requiring all local council leaders to register residents.


Sam Byibisho, the Kisoro Town Council Chairman, said the compulsory
registration of residents has improved on the general security and
Kisoro residents are now happy.