Private Muhuba was intercepted by RDF day patrol on Saturday 12th June 2021 around 14:45 in Majyambere village, Kamanyana cell, Cyanika sector, Burera District of Northern Province.
Following his arrest, RDF announced that the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) was dressed in UPDF camouflage uniform, armed with a Medium Machine Gun (MMG) with its 100 rounds, 01 Binocular, 1 cell phone and his military Identification documents.
The soldier was handed back to Uganda on Sunday 13th June 2021 around 7 p.m. at Cyanika border in Burera district with all his belongings.
As Pte Muhuba was returned to Uganda, he revealed that he was impressed with how Rwanda treated him humanely.
“I was on duty when I found myself on Rwanda’s land. Rwanda’s soldier called me and showed me that I have crossed border demarcations. I was intercepted and treated gently that I am safe. I am excited to return to my homeland,” he said.
The Ugandan soldier was handed back through Rwanda’s Immigration and Emmigration Office at Cyanika border.
Captain Peter Mugisha who led Uganda’s delegation receiving the soldier thanked Rwanda for smoothly coordinating the repatriation.
“We voice our appreciation to Rwanda for efforts to solve the issue amicably and facilitating the repatriation process. We are pleased to see our soldier returning safely. It reflects Rwanda’s commitment to maintaining smooth cooperation,” he said.
Pte Muhuba serves in Battalion 32 operating in Nyakabande county of Uganda.