KAMPALA/KIGALI – A Ugandan and a Rwandan have been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony in connection to illegally acquiring Ugandan national identity cards.
Denis Tukamushaba alias Chicharito, the Proprietor of Eagle Tours and Travel in Kabale district, and Josian Uwimana, 26, appeared before Kisoro grade one magistrate court Raphael Vuenni on Monday to listen to the charges.
Tukamushaba was charged with conspiracy to commit felony contrary to Section 390 of the penal code act while Uwimana was charged with falsifying information contrary to Section 53 of registration of passports act 2015.
Tukamushaba was arrested from Kabale town last Wednesday for allegedly helping Rwandan nationals to acquire Ugandan national identity cards. Tukamushaba’s arrest came after Uwimana told police that he helped her secure a Ugandan National Identity card.
Court heard that between April and May 2019, Tukamushaba connived with Edgar Ensinikweri, a National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) official attached to Kabale branch and helped Uwimana to acquire a Ugandan national identity card number CF941221004USG yet she is a Rwandan national. Tukamushaba pleaded not guilty of the charges.
Uwimana was also charged with illegal entry in Uganda and pleaded guilty of both charges. Vueni released Tukamushaba on cash bail worth shillings 300,000 and adjourned the case until April 20th this year for further mention. His sureties were asked non-cash shillings one million each.