Peninah Karungi, a wife to Bosco Nkwasiibwe, one of the detainees said last night that the victims were arrested by Rwandan security operatives on Thursday morning and that their captors also confiscated an unspecified amount of Rwandan Francs from the victims.
The Rukiga District Vice Chairperson Jackson Muganiizi
says that the victims were arrested from Kamwezi while crossing back into
Uganda from Nyagatare district in Rwanda, where they had gone to visit their
Their arrest comes at a time Uganda and Rwanda are negotiating a possible re-opening of the border at Gatuna, which has been closed for a year. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni held a meeting on Friday at Katuna border mediated by João Lourenço, the President of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi as part of the resolutions of the quadripartite summit held in Luanda, Angola on February 2, 2020.