By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Rwandan security yesterday night at around 9:30 pm at Mushunga in Burera district few meters away from Uganda’s Kabale district shot dead one of their nationals and injured two who were together with a group of other Rwandan nationals that had crossed back to Rwanda through a porous border according to Robert Bamuturaki, the LCI Chairperson for Muguri B village in Ryakarimira town council.
The deceased has been identified as Muremi Chabobuzi, a resident of Burera District in Northern Province, Rwanda. The injured are Rusizi Rwamayanje and Ronald Nihabusa.
According to Bamuturaki, the victims had spent the whole evening in Muguri trading centre, Ryakarimira town council and later crossed with bags of smuggled local waragi something illegal in Rwanda.
Thereafter, when soldiers started shooting, the victims crossed back to Uganda but unfortunately, Chabobuzi was shot on the chest and buttocks while Rusizi was shot on the shoulder while Nihabusa was shot on the leg and the deceased died at Ryakarimira trading centre while being rushed to Muguri Health Centre II.
Today Saturday morning security officials led by Dan Byaruhanga, Kigezi Region Police Commander, Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander after learning about the incident, they rushed to the border to investigate the matter and receive the body of the deceased on behalf of the government.
Meanwhile, the Rwandan nationals who were in the company of the victims have been taken to Kabale police station to help in investigations. They include Bosco Manirafasha, Erike Nyakanengo, Kasasira Nyabirikimusi, Jean Damuru Habyarimana, Haruna Nakirutimana and Theoden Marishimana.
Chabobuzi is the eighth person to be killed by Rwandan security operatives since the border closure in February 2019 in what Uganda describes as a trade embargo. Rwanda’s government ordered its citizens not to travel to Uganda, asserting that Rwandan citizens were not safe across the border.
Rwandan authorities also accused Uganda’s government of backing rebels opposed to President Paul Kagame. Ugandan officials, in turn, accused Rwandan state agents of operating unlawfully in Uganda, including in alleged abductions of citizens wanted back home.