KABALE – Security operatives in Kabale district have on Thursday intercepted Eighty-three Congolese and Rwandan nationals over illegal entry into Uganda.
The suspects were intercepted in Bismarkan Coaches registration number UAV 118U on their way to Kampala at around 10 am.
They included 15 men, 48 women and 20 children and they are currently in police custody at Kabale central police station.
Their arrest comes a day after 35 people, including 32 Rwandan and three Congolese nationals were deported for illegal entry into Uganda. The 35 were arrested in a joint security operation involving the army and Police in the areas of Russia, MuLine and Karumena in Kisoro municipality on Monday morning.
The Kabale District Police Commander, Brian Ampeire says they staged a roadblock in Kabale town mainly to intercept the said bus after a tip-off from their fellows in Kisoro about the suspicious bus occupants.
Ampeire says they were mainly speaking Kinyarwanda and French and never had any travel documents neither had any clear reasons on where they were destined. The DPC says they are detained at Kabale Central Police station for further interrogation.
One of the suspects, who declined to reveal his identities, told our reporter that they were heading for a Christian fellowship in Kampala. He says that many of their fellows have so far arrived in Kampala.
He however never opened up the details of the conference and where exactly it is going to be held.