Bodies of Ugandan traders shot in Rwanda repatriated

The bodies of two Ugandan traders who were shot by Rwandan security operatives were repatriated for decent burial on Tuesday.
Deceased. Bosco Tuheirwe (L) and Job Ebyarishanga
| Photo Credit: Daily monitor

The Rwandan security officials at Kamwezi Border Post in Rukiga District rendered to Ugandan authorities the body of the late.

The deceased is charged with home use items such as metallic plates and cups to  Uganda and was shot dead on Tuesday last week by Rwandan security authorities.

Following the above, the natives of Karera Village in Kashekye Parish, Kamwezi Sub-county, Rukiga District yesterday peacefully rioted during the burial.

His body was handed over to Uganda by the mayor of Nyagatare District in Rwanda, Mr Stephen Gasana, who was escorted by the Nyagatare District Police Commander, Mr JB Dusengimana who led the process.

According to the Resident District Commissioner of Rukiga, Fred Nayebare revealed that as per the security investigations, the late Jack Turyahikayo Rwakigezi was gun fired at around 8 pm.

The incident occurred in Nyakisa Hill in Mpororo Border Village in Kashakye Parish, Kamwezi Sub-county, Rukiga district.

“We are tired of Rwandan security operatives killing our people whom they suspect of smuggling goods either into their country or vice versa. This is the sixth person from Kashekye Parish who has been shot dead by Rwandan security operatives since 2019. We deserve an apology from the government of Rwanda over these extra-judicial killings,” Mr Nayebare added.

They also blamed the late Rwakigezi for attempting to injure the Rwandan security authorities with traditional tools such as spears and pangas.

“The deceased was shot dead after resisting arrest after he was intercepted while smuggling goods out of Rwanda. The deceased was in the company of five other colleagues that carried traditional tools, which they threatened to use to injure our security operatives, and in self-defence, [our team] shot him dead while the rest ran away and disappeared,” Mr Gasana said

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