KISORO – The Rwanda government has deported three Ugandans it claimed illegally entered the country recently.
In the Deportation Letter issued on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, by Rwanda Commissioner of Migration and Emigration Francois Regis Gatarayiha, the trio, who are residents of Kisoro and Kabale districts, are prohibited immigrants and had to be returned to their countries of origin.
“The Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration has issued you with a deportation order and declared you prohibited immigrants,” the deportation order signed by Rwanda Commissioner of Migration and Emigration Francois Regis Gatarayiha reads in part.
The three deportees include Ivan Niringiyimana, who hails from Gahuru village in Chahi Sub County in Kisoro District, Beatha Nyiramuco, who hails from Busumba village also in Kisoro District, and Rutare village in Butanda Sub County in Kabale District.
The incident comes 10 days after two Uganda businessmen; Job Ebyarishaga and Bosco Tuhirwe were killed inside Rwanda and the Kigali administration said they were smuggling tobacco into its territory.
The Uganda government wrote a protest letter this week against the killing of its people and asked for a joint investigation into the said murders and that the perpetrators are held accountable.
Relations between the two countries have been deteriorating since the beginning of 2018 after Rwanda claimed its citizens were being persecuted by Uganda.
Over the past one year, Uganda has arrested several Rwandans, accusing them of security-related offences including the possession of guns.
In February, Rwanda announced that it would be closing its border with Uganda, which affected the movement of goods and people through both countries.