[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he total number of ‘illegal immigrants’ is 60. There are 50 Rwandans, the rest are Congolese.
Police in Kabare province in southwestern Uganda say they have arrested 60 people, including Rwandans, who had entered the country without documents. Police say they are going to be brought to justice.
According to a police report, 47 of those arrested on Tuesday at the bus station were on their way to the capital Kampala. Thirteen others were arrested last night in Gisoro, 80 kilometers from Kabale. It coincided with the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni in the city.
According to Ugandan police, 50 of those arrested are Rwandans and the rest are Congolese. They all say they are heading to Kampala and Bunyoro districts to look for work.
Police spokesman Elly Mate told VOA that all the men were going to be brought to justice.
This is not the first time that Rwandans and Congolese have been arrested in the region and some have been brought to justice, others have been brought to justice and repatriated.
For almost three years, relations between Uganda and Rwanda have been strained as the two countries have accused each other of contributing to the destabilization of another country.
Uganda has recently arrested more than a hundred Rwandans on charges of spying for Rwanda in Uganda and attempting to destabilize the country.
Negotiations between the two countries to restore relations have not come to an end, but Uganda had released Rwandans who had taken Rwandan demands for Rwanda to reopen its border with Uganda due to the dispute.
Yesterday, when President Museveni was holding a campaign rally in Gisoro near the Rwandan border, he said that neighboring countries were pursuing a racial policy that kept the two countries in constant peace.
We tried to call the Rwandan embassy in Uganda to comment on the arrests, but the office did not respond.