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Rwanda Speaks Out On Citizen’s Deportation

Rwanda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (East Africa Community) has warned that ‘provocation’ by Uganda will soon stop in light of deportation of one of the country’s citizens.

Olivier Nduhungirehe made the warning on Wednesday through micro-blogging site twitter.

“Apparently, walking and working in #Uganda while Rwandan have become a crime. The only activities allowed for Rwandans in Uganda seem to be plotting against their country, training forces for the #RNC/#P5 and denouncing fellow Rwandans. This provocation will stop at some point,” he wrote.

This follows the deportation of Annie Bilenge Tabura, the Head of Sales and Distribution at MTN Uganda. In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, MTN also confirmed the deportation of Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda to France.

According to the statement, Prentout was arrested by Uganda Police at Entebbe airport on Saturday 19 January 2019 shortly after arrival from a business trip abroad while Tabura was picked up unidentified security personnel upon arrival at the MTN headquarters in Kololo on Monday.

A statement signed by the Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says the duo was involved in activities that comprise national security.
 

She explained that security agencies have been monitoring the activities of the duo in close coordination with immigration officials. “We strongly believe that the deportation of the two foreigners, who were using their employment tools to achieve their ill motives, has enabled us disrupt their intended plans of compromising our national security,” Namaye said in her statement.

 

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