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Rwanda speaks out on the shooting of two Ugandans, accuses them of being violent

Monday November 11, 2019


The Rwandan National Police has accused Ugandan businessmen of being violent after two were shot dead about 1km away from the Mpororo border post in Kamwezi Sub County on Saturday night.

According to a statement released by RNP on Sunday evening, it is alleged that the two were smugglers who also assaulted police officers before they shot two dead in self defense.

“The smugglers became violent and assaulted police officers who reacted in self defense shooting two dead while the rest escaped” reads part of the statement.

They however add that the matter is under investigation.

In the same statement signed by the Force’s spokesperson CP JB Kabera, RNP condemns violent behavior by smugglers and urges the public to use official border points.

“We have received reports about Ugandan businessmen that were allegedly shot and killed inside Rwanda and we are compiling information about the whole incident,” Kigezi regional police spokesperson Mr Elly Maate confirmed the incident. He added that the case has been recorded at Mpororo police post as SD03/10/11/2019.

Mr Ignitius Baketonda the LCII chairperson for Kyabuhangwa parish in Kamwezi Sub County identified the deceased as Job Ebyarishanga and Bosco Tuheirwe, all residents of Nyakabungo village in his parish.

Mr Baketonda added that those who escaped have already recorded statements at Kamwezi Police Post as they wait for the Ugandan security personnel to help them in getting the bodies of the deceased persons for burial.

Details to follow…