Army court releases seven Rwandan nationals, a good gesture to Paul Kagame


Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti is the chairman of General Court Martial. Courtesy photo.

Kampala – The relationship between Uganda and Rwanda has been terrible for nearly a year now after two African countries accused one another of conspiracy, abduction, among others.

A number of both countries’ nationals have been mistreated by both governments according to available information and [counter accusations].

Bilateral businesses between both countries have gone bad with traders from Uganda being denied access to Rwandan border.

 Key to note is that both countries have entered into talks in a bid to amend and rectify the impasse, although key decisions haven’t been made and agreed on.  

One of the other ways seen as a good gesture to working together again is the recent decision by General Court Martial sitting in Kampala.

The army court released seven Rwandan nationals after withdrawing charges of abduction and illegal possession of firearms from them.

The accused persons have been under incarceration since August 2017 over different charges related to illegal possession of firearms.

These were arrested from places including Isingiro, Mbarara, and Kampala districts by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence [CMI].

The seven are; Renne Rututagungira, Bahati Mugenga, Emmanuel Rwamuco, Augustine Rutisiri, Etiene Nsanzabahizi , Charles Byaruhanga and Claude Iyakaleme.


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