Uzabumwana dies after assault in Uganda

By IGIHE
On 29 January 2020 at 01:38

On Monday, January 28th, 2020, Uzabumwana Dieudonné, a Rwandan who resided in Uganda was reported dead after spending a week in intensive care at Cyanika dispensary.

Uzabumwana was admitted in Cyanika dispensary after being severely beaten and injured by assaillants he failed to identify as he was traveling home from Uganda.

The 30-year-old victim who was born in Cyanika sector, Burera district was dumped at Cyanika border post by Uganda Military on January 20th, 2020 with open wounds from the beatings he was subjected to in Uganda.

The death of Uzabumwana was confirmed by the Northern Province Governor, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi who reported that the victim resided in Kyankwanzi, a town in Central Uganda since July 16th, 2016. He said that the victim legally went to Uganda through the Cyanika border post.

As he traveled back to Rwanda, the Jaguar coaster he came in dropped him in Kisoro where he boarded a motorcycle but midway he was mugged by three Ugandan assailants who also beat him mercilessly.

Governor Gatabazi said that the victim could not identify the assaulters but confirmed they were Ugandan. Despite several talks between Rwanda and Uganda where the two countries came to common terms to solve tensions, Rwandans continue to be tortured, beaten and killed in Uganda. The government of Rwanda continuously pleaded for Uganda to respect the Luanda agreements to no avail.

Recent reports revealed top Ugandan government officials being behind attacks although they actively denied any implication. To this day, Rwanda has respected its part of the agreement and haven’t received any accusation from Uganda.

Uzabumwana Dieudonné, a Rwandan who resided in Uganda was reported dead after spending a week in intensive care at Cyanika dispensary.

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