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THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

          Ministry of Foreign Affairs

          P. O. Box 7048,

          KAMPALA,

          UGANDA.

 

Recently there have been reports in the Ugandan Press of the arrest of some Ugandans in Eastern DRC by Security Personnel of the DRC Government.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that the Uganda Ambassador to the DRC met the Administrator General of the National Intelligence Agency of the DRC who confirmed that 5 individuals of Ugandan origin were arrested in Eastern DRC on October 21st 2014.

The arrested individuals have since then been transferred to Ndolo Military Prison in the outskirts of Kinshasa.

On 4th December 2014 Amb. Kinobe was allowed to visit the Prisoners and confirmed the following individuals:

Sam Mugumya, aged 35 years, son of Tukahirwa stanley, who called himself “Mukiga William” at the time of arrest.

Mugisha Steven 35 years, son of Tibanyeba John of Buyanja, Rukungiri

Kamukama Aggrey, 30 years, son of Kagurusi Eliab of Buyanja, Rukungiri

Kamugisha Joseph 28 years, son of Mugisha Justus of Buyanja, Rukungiri and

Bright Nathan 20 years, son of Kwesiga John of Buyanja, Rukungiri.

The Ministry therefore confirms that from the five Ugandans, four are in good health apart from Mr. Kamugisha Joseph who complained of fever and dysentery.  The Prison administration have assured of prompt and appropriate medical attention.

Uganda’s Ambassador has been informed that formal charges have not yet been preferred as investigations are on-going.  However, the Uganda Embassy will continue to provide consular services to the arrested Ugandans and any new developments will be communicated as appropriate.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10 December 2014