today's Pick
Rwanda denies kidnapping refugee in Uganda
Publish Date: Apr 16, 2014
Rwanda denies kidnapping refugee in Uganda
Rwandan High Commissioner Frank Mugambagye. PHOTO/Maria Wamala
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Raymong Mujuni

Rwandan High Commissioner, Frank Mugambagye, has dismissed claims that Rwandan agents attempted to kidnap a refugee in Uganda.

Speaking to the Press at his residence in Kampala on Wednesday, Mugambagye said that Protais Hakizimfura, a refugee, was arrested by the Ugandan police contrary to claims that appeared in the media that he had been kidnapped by Rwandan agents.

“Kidnap is not our method of work. Anyone who wants information on the refugee and his status should go to Uganda Police,” he said.

Protais  Hakizmfura, 66, has been in Uganda on a refugee status for over a year. He served six-year jail sentence in Rwanda before seeking asylum in Uganda.

When the Uganda Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, was contacted for a comment on the matter, he said he needed time to verify the information.

The Uganda Police and the Rwanda High commission have had a shaky relationship since the handover of Rwandan fugitive Lt Joel Mutabazi.

Mutabazi who had lived in Uganda for over four years was handed over to Rwandan authorities after surviving two kidnap attempts. After his handover, the government regretted the action and suspended the officer in charge of the operation Joel Aguma.  

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
First Lady salutes Chameleone on memorable concert
Celebrated Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone took his fans down memory lane at the One Million Experience concert Thursday night at Kampala Serena Hotel....
Babu abused EALA MPs - impeachment report
The former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Margaret Zziwa, was impeached for, among other reasons, allowing her husband to interfere with the operations of the assembly and issuing threats to members and staff....
President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Charles Elem Ogwal as the second deputy Director of Public Prosecutions with immediate effect....
Seventy years on, US judge clears executed black teen
A judge in the southern US state of South Carolina has thrown out the conviction of a black teenager executed 70 years ago for the murder of two white girls....
EU court says obesity can be disability
The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work....
Village votes to expel HIV-positive boy
The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition...
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter