Uganda deports 23 Rwandans, four test positive for Covid-19

President Museveni shakes hands with President Kagame in Luanda, Angola (PHOTO/Courtesy)

A total of 23 Rwandans were on Friday, August 6, deported from Uganda after being detained.

A handover ceremony took place at the Kagitumba One-Stop Border Post between Rwanda and Uganda and was overseen by immigration officials from both countries.

The 23 deportees include 19 men, three women and one child.

Upon arrival, the group was tested for Covid-19, four of whom tested positive and have since been taken to Ngarama Hospital for further treatment.

The rest of the group has been taken to Nyagatare isolation centre.

Security sources say the deportees had been detained at Kyamugolani Prison in Mbarara, Western Uganda over illegal entry and stay.

The deportees include Jean Marie Vianney Bisengimana, Nason Ntawumenyibiramuka, Dieudonne Byenda and Yoramu Dieudonne.

Also are; Patricia Mukahirwa 67, Celestin Muhayimana 25, Denise Akumuntu 38, Ezekiel Kubwimana 25, and Albert Nsanzimana 21.

Jean-Claude Manishimwe 25, Callixte Dusengimana 36, Leopold Habimana 35, Mussa Mugiraneza 32, Damien Byukusenge 37, and Jeanette Uwimana 30, are also part of the group.

Also deported on Friday is Domiri Uzabakiriho 25, Daniel Musabyimana 36, Faustin Ntirenganya 35, Aphrodis Niyongira 26, and Peter Shema.

Relations between the two neighboring countries soured early last year, following accusations and counter-accusations of espionage and political meddling

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