BY UGANDA VANGUARD
KAMPALA – Security has arrested forty Rwanda nationals in a joint operation by Uganda police and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). According to Richard Karemire, the suspects were got in a church in Kibuye, Kampala suburb at night in a compromising situation.
He did not mention the reason for arresting the foreigners.
“They are still investigating and all are in good condition,” he said.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrests
“We only played a supportive role. For details, I ask that you speak to my senior colleague in the UPDF,” Mr Onyango said.
“This is an ongoing operation, I cannot give details right now because it will jeopardize the operation,” Brig Karemire said.
Of recent, Uganda and Rwanda relations hit a new low with Rwanda closing its side of the border. Rwanda accuses Uganda of arresting its citizens and supporting dissidents, claims authorities in Kampala have consistently denied.
The Rwandan government in turn urged its nationals not to travel to Uganda for ‘their own personal safety.’
Meanwhile in a related incident Police have launched an operation to get rid of suspected criminals in the city.
The operation is targeting thugs who pickpockets snatch mobile phones, necklaces, watches and others who engage in illegal activities.
Over 40 suspects have been arrested in the ongoing operation.
According to Onyango, the suspects were arrested in the areas of Mutungo, Kitintale, Mbuya, Goodshade, Clock Tower, Cooper Complex .
“The will appear in court before the end of the week,” he said.
In another incident on Wednesday at around 2:30 pm over 58 motor cycle number plates were recovered abandoned alongside the road at Kiryowa cell Kiryamuli ward Gombe Division in Wakiso district by the local leaders of the area and Matugga police. “We would want to thank the public for being vigilant when they noticed these number plates and took it upon themselves to inform the police which responded in time,” he said.
Onyango added, “Inquiries are ongoing to establish the rightful owners of these number plates, and who could have dropped them off . More details to follow.”