President Kagame hosts Ambassador Ayebare on Rwanda-Uganda Conflict

On 30 December 2019 at 02:43

President Kagame hosted Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, President Museveni’s Special Envoy on Sunday, December 29th, 2019. Amb Ayebare traveled to Kigali with a message regarding the Rwanda and Uganda relationship. He currently serves as Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

It was announced in a tweet from President Kagame office saying "This evening at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame held a positive meeting with Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, President Museveni’s Special Envoy, who traveled to Kigali with a message regarding the two countries’ relationship."

The meeting follows up on another that was held in Kampala discussing the ongoing conflict between the two countries but which did not bear any fruits in solving the quarrel.

Amb Olivier Nduhungirehe, the Minister of State in charge of the East African Community who led the Rwandan delegation to Kampala reiterated that Rwandans where not safe at all traveling to Uganda.

"We have proved that Rwandans lives are threatened the moment they cross over to Uganda and we have done enough investigations to support our claims. We discussed about the issue of Rwandans who are illegally incarcerated, beaten and tortured but no solution was agreed upon. We will still try to come up with one regardless."

After failing to agree upon a common solution, both delegates from Rwanda and Uganda decided to consign the task to the two countries Heads of States.

Rwanda accuses Uganda of unjustly imprisoning, beating and torturing Rwandans leaving some of them handicapped and then chasing them from the Ugandan territory. Uganda also supports terrorist groups and anti-Rwanda militias including RNC and FDLR among others.

On the other hand, Rwanda proved that no Ugandan is omitted to travel to Rwanda and that Uganda should emulate the same policies.

Since Rwanda-Uganda post-Luanda meeting, 99 Rwandans have been chased from Uganda and 588 since the beginning of the year.

Since January 2018, 1438 Rwandans were permanently chased from Uganda after days of incarceration and torture initiated by Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and the International Security Organization (ISO).