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Rwanda soldiers kill two people at border

By Nicholas Kajoba

Added 25th May 2019 03:25 PM

Police said the two bodies were transferred to Kamwezi Health Centre IV for postmortem.

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Police said the two bodies were transferred to Kamwezi Health Centre IV for postmortem.

KILLING  BORDER   RWANDA

POLICE is investigating a cross border shooting that was carried out by Rwandan security against a Ugandan and Rwandan nationals.

The incident occurred on Friday night (24, May, 2019) at 8:00pm at Hamisavu, trading centre, Kiruhura village, Kamwezi sub-county, Rukiga district.

The Police publicists, Fred Enanga, identified the deceased as Peter Nyengye, Rwandan businessman and Ugandan, Alex Nyesiga.

Enanga, said that, Nyengye attempted to cross to Rwanda on motorcycle loaded with merchandize before citing the armed Rwandan security guard and attempted to turn back.

“Two armed Rwandan soldiers chased Nyengye to a distance of about 80 metres into Ugandan territory at Hamisavu trading centre and when he resisted arrest, he was shot on the head and killed instantly,“ he said.

 Fred Enanga, Police spokesperson

Enanga said the armed soldiers also shot dead, Nyesiga who tried to intervene.

The Rwandan soldiers withdrew after they failed to remove the body of the victim (Nyengye). The Police said the two bodies were transferred to Kamwezi Health Centre IV for postmortem.

“We strongly condemn the violent acts of killing innocent civilians with impunity, regardless of their immigration status. In this instance there was no justification for the illegal entry and use of deadly force by the Rwandan military,”Enanga said.

He added that “there are alternative, adequate and remedies available at disposal to curb such instances.

In the recent past, 44 Rwandan nationals who had illegal entered Uganda, were intercepted in Kasese district and deported back to Rwanda in peaceful manner.

Enanga urges his Rwandan counterparts to respect the rights of citizens along the border and avoid acts of provocation that can destabilize prevailing peace at the  border.

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