Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Authorities in Rwanda have today deported three Ugandans said to be residents of border districts of Kisoro and Kabale.

Those deported for suspected illegal entry into Rwanda are; Ivan Niringiyimana (from Kisoro), Beatha Nyiramuco (from Kisoro) and Nicholas Tumwesigye from Kabale district.

The deportation order was effected by National Intelligence and Security Service Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration.

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“Reference to article 15 of the law no 04/2011 of 28/03/2011 on Immigration and Emigration in Rwanda and article 38, 39 of the Ministerial Order No.02/01 of 31/05/2011 Establishing Regulations and Procedures of Implementing Immigration and Emigration Law. The Director General of Immigration and Emigration has issued you with a deportation order and declared you prohibited immigrant,” wrote Francois Regis Gatarayiha, the Director General of Immigration and Emigration.

The deportation of Ugandans by Rwanda comes just over two months after Uganda deported 32 Rwandans, mostly men, accusing the culprits of illegally entering and staying within its territory.

According to Marcellino Bwesigye, the Acting Commissioner Legal and Inspection Services, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the deportees were identified by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI).

The deportation of Ugandans also comes a few days after the second meeting between Uganda and Rwanda to address the border closure issue was called off. The Uganda government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, said the meeting was called off at the request of Kigali. Ofwono sated via his Twitter handle that “the media is hereby informed that the second meeting of the Adhoc Commission on Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda scheduled for November 18, 2019, in Kampala has been postponed at the request of Rwanda.”