Ugandan businessmen detained in Rwanda

Ugandan businessmen detained in Rwanda

Three Ugandan businessmen are being held in Rwanda. They include; Mr. Bosco Nkwasiibwe, a resident of Kamwezi Sub County in Rukiga District, Mr. Dauliano Orikurungi from Kabale District and Mr. Siliaco Orishaba from Rubanda District.

Ms. Peninah Karungi, a wife to Nkwasiibwe told this reporter on Sunday that the victims were arrested by Rwandan security operatives on Thursday morning.

The Rukiga District Vice Chairperson, Mr. Jackson Muganiizi, said that the victims were arrested from Kamwezi while crossing back into Uganda from Nyagatare District in Rwanda, where they had gone to visit their relatives.

“The information we get is that they are now detained at Nyagatare District headquarters, we shall follow up on the matter,” he said.

Their arrest comes at a time when Uganda and Rwanda are negotiating a possible re-opening of the border at Katuna, which has been closed for a year.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni held a meeting on Friday at Katuna border mediated by João Lourenço, the President of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi as part of the resolutions of the quadripartite summit held in Luanda, Angola on February 2, 2020.

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