More than 80 people were arrested on Monday, December 9th including in Nyakabande, Kisoro, Uganda on orders of Christopher Ruhunde, the chief of police in the area.
Among the arrested people were 40 from Rwanda, 28 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is rumored that 15 were Ugandans.
Ruhunde said that even if most of the people who were arrested were Rwandans, it has nothing to do with the tension between Uganda and Rwanda.
“The arrests are absolutely not related to the ongoing conflict between Rwanda and Uganda.”
Daily Monitor published on November 27th, 2019 that Uganda had arrested 32 Rwandans who were later released and deported back to Rwanda.
Since 2017, Rwandans have been arrested in Uganda on allegations that they were spies or that they had entered the Ugandan territory illegally. Some of those who are arrested are beaten and tortured resulting in permanent handicap.
This led Rwanda to strongly advise her citizens not to travel to Uganda until the conflict is settled.