The Rwanda high commissioner, Rtd Maj Gen Frank Mugambage has been sent to Uganda to investigate the unjustified arrests of her citizens in Uganda. On Wednesday night during celebrations to mark liberation day Mugambage said, “The failure to investigate incidents brought to your attention involving terrorists was a matter of deep concern to Rwanda.”
He added that “some groups target Rwanda and these are issues that are being discussed and talked about through these channels.”
According to ChimpReports, Rwanda accuses Ugandan authorities of facilitating the moment of Rwandan dissidents and ‘terrorists’ in the region.
“Issues between the two countries would be resolved diplomatically” said the Uganda’s minister of public service Wilson Muruli Mukasa who represented the foreign affairs minister at the event.
Ugandan officials say the arrested Rwandese in Uganda are suspected of learning secret information through clandestine means and getting themselves involved in other activities that threaten the country’s security. Mugambage described these arrests as “multiple unjustified” arrests of Rwanda citizens in Uganda, but emphasized that Kigali is committed to strengthen bilateral ties with Kampala.
He blamed the officials of failure to inform Rwanda’s diplomatic representation in Uganda.
Amongst the arrested Rwandese in custody, includes a former Rwandan army officer by names of Rene Rutagungira facing charges of kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandese refugees back home.
Rwanda believes that the exiled General Kayumba Nyamwasa is training a rebel movement in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mugambage the high commissioner of Rwanda said, “Diplomatic channels have been used to handle complaints from Rwanda, but there are concerns that needed and still need immediate remedy especially in the recent times, the mistreatment of Rwandese citizens in Uganda.”
Recently HE the president of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame met at the state house Entebbe where they discussed issues of national security and bilateral cooperation.
The two leaders expressed strong commitment to make deep the engagement at different levels to resolve the disputes between them. In the dialogue Mugabe said “I will continue this process and make every effort to strengthen our bilateral relations.”