25-year-old Ugandan national has been shot dead in Rwanda. The
deceased has been identified as Justus Kabagambe alias Kadogo, a resident of
Rutare village, in Butanda sub-county, Kabale district.
Rugaga parish LCII Chairperson says that Kabagambe was shot on Wednesday at around 10:00 pm at Kitovu village in Burera District, Northern Province in
Bahika, the incident occurred about half a kilometre away from the
Uganda-Rwanda border. He says that Kabagambe was intercepted by Rwanda security
personnel while carrying sachets of waragi and cosmetics. Bahika says
that after he was shot, his body was taken to Butaro hospital mortuary in
Elly Maate, the
Kigezi Region Police spokesperson for the Kigezi region says that they are
aware of the incident but are yet to ascertain the circumstances under which Kabagambe
was shot. He adds that efforts to repatriate the body for burial are ongoing.
locals against illegally crossing into Rwanda because it becomes difficult for
Uganda to provide them with protection.
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Kabagambe joins a list of both Ugandan and Rwandan nationals to be killed by Rwandan security personnel on accusations of smuggling in Rwanda. Rwanda closed its borders
with Uganda on February 27, 2019.
President, Paul Kagame issued a travel advisory to his nationals against travelling
to Uganda, saying their safety is not guaranteed. He accused Ugandan
authorities of abducting Rwandan citizens and locking them up in non-designated
authorities advised the truck drivers to use the Mirama Hill border in Ntungamo
district. The border closure took a huge toll on truck drivers and suffocated
businesses along the border especially Katuna and Chanika town.
This led to an increase in smuggling along the border with most Rwandan
nationals crossing to Uganda through porous border points to buy food.