KABALE- Three Ugandan businessmen are being held in Rwanda. They include Bosco Nkwasiibwe, a resident of Kamwezi sub-county in Rukiga district, Dauliano Orikurungi from Kabale district and Siliaco Orishaba from Rubanda district.
Peninah Karungi, a wife to Nkwasiibwe told our reporter today that the victims were arrested by Rwandan security operatives on Thursday morning. She adds that their captors also confiscated an unspecified amount of Rwandan Francs from them.
Rukiga District Vice Chairperson Jackson Muganiizi says that the victims were arrested from Kamwezi while crossing back to Uganda from Nyagatare district in Rwanda, where they had gone to visit their relatives. He adds that they are now detained at Nyagatare district headquarters.
Their arrest comes at a time Uganda and Rwanda are negotiating a possible re-opening of the border at Gatuna, which has been closed for a year.