By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The case between Mr Frank M Gashumba Chairman ‘Abavandimwe’ community (Ugandans of Rwandese origin) living in Ugandaand and the Principal Immigration Officer at Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ms Deborah Amanya has been adjourned to August 30th 2021 at 2pm at the Twed tower based High court of civil division.
This followed Judge’s absentia at the court on Tuesday when the matter had been set to be heard. However the clerk to Court adjourned the matter to the above date.
According to a notice of motion seen by this website, Amanya Deborah sued Gashumba seeking court to grant her the following;
1. An interim injunction doth issue against the respondent, restraining and staying him and his agents, representatives, assignees, successors in title. employees from further defaming, abusing, threatening, intimidating, blackmailing, committing further injury against the Applicant until the determination of the main suit.
2. An interim mandatory injunction doth issue directing the respondent to delete all publications complained against by the applicant or relating to the Applicant on his social media accounts, in particular on, WhatsApp and Facebook and costs incurred be provided for, among other prayers.
For starters, it all started when the proud Muvandimwe-Frank Gashumba issued a warning notice to Deborah accusing her and the entire Uganda Immigration Office of denying Banyarwanda passports, discriminating against them, violating their human rights among others.
”In response to an outcry from an overwhelming number of Ugandan Banyarwanda who have fallen victim to discriminatory tendencies including your arbitrary refusal to grant them passports, Council for Abavandimwe was established to among others, safeguard the civil rights of Ugandan Banyarwanda and stem the wanton abuse and violation thereof,” penned Gashumba in his 4th June 2021 letter to Deborah.
”Despite your unfairly stringent and absurd conditions (which our people have endeavoured to comply with) you still reject their applications and order them to apply for naturalization something that strips them off their citizenship besides occasioning loss of their money. Assuming they are “Rwandan operatives” as you falsely claim, does sending them for naturalization stop them from carryíng out purported subversive activities?” asked Gashumba.
Gashumba further noted that Deborah’s team harbour personal hatred against Banyarwanda. ”That perhaps explains why despite the resolutions of our meeting, to among others, consult Banyarwanda elders to verify bonafide Ugandan Banyarwanda passport applicants in addition to our language test proposal to ascertain bonafide applicants, you have consistently ignored all that and instead, you make ridiculous demands that our people should present their grandfather’s baptism cards, graduated tax tickets and draw family trees,” he added.
The no-nonsense Munyarwanda further warned Deborah, ”While you can hate us, you have no right to violate and abuse our rights, and for that, we shall go to every length and use all available avenues and legal means to fight against your prejudice and discrimination.”
Gashumba on behalf of Ugandan Bavandimwe fumed at Deborah, ”Take further notice that, we know our rights and we won’t tolerate your vindictive personal vendetta against our people in total disregard of professional ethics and abuse of your office. Henceforth, unless you change course and start treating our people with positive consideration like other Ugandans, we shall not hesitate to sue you and hold you personally accountable for causing our people loss and damage, at your cost and regret. Stand warmed, there shall be no further notice.”
Gashumba, for long has accused the establishment of denying his fellow Ugandans of Rwandese origin passports, National IDs and other important documents by some Government workers who unfairly accuses them of being President Pual Kagame’s blue eyed boys in Uganda.