By; Ben Musanje
27th November 2019
Eighty three Congolese and Rwandan nationals have been arrested by the Police Kabale for illegal entry into Uganda.
The suspects were intercepted around 10am this morning a board a bus registration number UAV 118U belonging to Bismarkan Coaches on their way to Kampala from Kisoro district.
They include 48 women, 20 children and 15 men. Brian Ampeire, the Kabale District Police Commander, says they were forced to stage a roadblock in Kabale town to intercept the bus after a tip off from an informer in Kisoro about the suspicious travelers.
Ampeire says the suspects were speaking Kinyarwanda and French, adding that they didn’t have any travel documents and didn’t provide any clear reasons on their destination. He says the suspects are locked up at Kabale Central Police station for questioning.
On interrogation some claim that they had crossed to Uganda from DR Congo to attend a Christian fellowship in Kampala and many of their colleagues had already arrived in Kampala for the same purpose but declined to disclose either the place or the church which is organizing the fellowship.
The arrest of suspects comes a day after 35 people, including 32 Rwandan and three Congolese nationals were deported for illegal entry into Uganda who were arrested in a security operation from areas of Russia, MuLine and Karumena in Kisoro district in the wee hours of Monday morning.