Rwanda Speaks Out On Kagame's 'Stolen' Phone, Medical Documents



diagnosis geneva; font-size: small; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222;”>The country’s Ambassador to Uganda Gen. Frank Mugambage has a few minutes ago told our news desk that indeed there was something ‘minor’ stolen from Kagame’s aides.

“Yes, something very minor belonging to the President’s staff went missing,” says Mugambage.

“But it’s not true that Kagame’s cell phone and documents were stolen. I think police and hotel staff are following up the matter,” adds Mugambage.

“The media is hyping the issue. Why are you following it up? If President Kagame’s phone was stolen, we would be pursuing the matter,” he notes.

However, informed State House sources say a hi-tech mobile phone and tightly guarded medical documents belonging to Kagame were on Christmas day robbed from his suite at Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park by unknown people.

Kagame and his family members arrived in Uganda on December 23 for a five-day state visit. They spent the better part of their time at President Yoweri Museveni’s upcountry home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district.

It’s very unclear how hotel staff could break through Kagame’s security ring to walk away with his property.

Three suspects have been detained at Kasese police station.

Observers say if the lost item was ‘minor’ police would not be interested in the matter.

Security sources say Kagame sorrounds himself with an “iron security ring.”

During a trip to Kigali early this year, Museveni warned Kagame that Uganda was a hub of dangerous thieves.

The revelation could embarass Uganda’s presidency at a time when Kagame and Museveni are working tooth and nail to mend fences after years of strained relations.


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