Two Rwandans arrested in Uganda over spy charges
Uganda security services on May 26th, 2018 have arrested two Rwandans, Emmanuel Rwamucyo Rwamukinuzi and Emmanuel Rwamucwe in Mbarara,Western Uganda.
The duo are accused of being a part of an espionage racket of Rwandans in Uganda.
Chimpreports broke the story the army says they were found in possession of a gun and later detained at UPDF’s 1st Division headquarters in Mbarara before being transferred to Kampala for interrogation.
However, Rwamucyo’s relatives said he never possessed a gun.
“It’s a big lie. He doesn’t know why they accused him of owning a gun which he didn’t have,” a sister of Rwamucyo told the website.
On the day of his arrest, Rwamucyo is said to have driven from Kikagati in Isingiro district where he owns a hotel, to Mbarara Town.
According to relatives, Rwamucyo intended to deposit Shs 40m on his bank account in Mbarara as payment for a loan.
Rwamucyo not only owns a hotel in Isingiro but also does business in Rwanda.
In Mbarara, it is said, Rwamucyo called his friend Rwamucwe to accompany him to the bank. Both were picked by security before the transaction occurred.
Officials say the duo was interrogated at Mbuya by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) officials before being sent to Makindye Prison and later charged before the Court Martial.
They are currently on remand at Luzira Prison.
Meanwhile, Rwanda and Uganda have in the last few years seen their ties literally collapse.
The failure to resolve the contentious issues which include alleged espionage, support of rebel movements and unfulfilled obligations have heightened the tension between the two states.