By Spy Uganda
Exiled novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) accusing the Directorate Of Citizenship & Immigration Control of violating the rights of his children by denying them passports.
His petition states that his three children namely; Rutakirwa Mugabe Kakwenza 2yrs, Siima Nyinaboona Kakwenza 4, and Nina Kayitesti Kakwenza 9yrs applied for express passports, submitted all the relevant documents and attended the mandatory interviews in March 2022 but since then, they have never received their passports and the reason is not known.
Petition inked by Kakwenza’s lawyer Eron Kiiza partially reads, “Despite the children, their parents, and their lawyers religiously following up the citizens application for passports since March, the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control has refused to grant the children of Kakwenza Rukirabashaija their passports contrary to Article 29 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and Section 39 of the Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act, Cap 66 which guarantees the right to every Ugandan citizen to a passport.”
Kiiza adds, “This is to draw your attention to the human rights violations and injustice against the children and seek your immediate intervention to enable them to receive their passports and further their dreams without being marginalized.”
As we report this, Kakwenza is enjoying good time in Germany where he landed this year running away from his country’s government he accused of badly torturing him for attacking first son dubbed commander UPDF Land Forces Muhoozi Kainerugaba.