Gen. Kayihura: We Are Not Hiding Rwanda Genocide Fugitives
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura has denied allegations that Uganda is secretly harboring Rwanda genocide fugitives in refugee camps.
He made the remarks on Thursday during a meeting with the chairman East African Police Chiefs Cooperation (EAPCCO) Emmanuel Gasana at the Ugandan Police headquarters in Kampala.
Kayihura further said Uganda, being a nation friendly to refugees, doesn’t mean it can allow hosting criminals.
“For many times we have arrested criminals in Uganda and have time and again handed them over to the Rwandan Police to be charged. We can never give sanctuary to fugitives running away from justice,” said Kayihura.
However, Emmanuel Gasana said inquiries were ongoing to identify and arrest the criminals.
He also congratulated Uganda for the good work so far done to ensure the resolutions of the EAPCCO meeting which was held in May 2010 are implemented.
Gasana said EAPCCO aims at ensuring there is sharing of information, collective operations, joint training of regional forces and collaboration among the twelve member countries. “Ensuring security along the borders of the member countries is the biggest priority,” said Gasana.
He added that alongside the vibrant force and joint police training in the Northern corridor, EAPCCO is to introduce scanners along the borders to beef up security in the region.
The two police chiefs are expected to travel to western Uganda to assess the security situation at the countries’ borders.
Gasana is in Uganda on a three-day state visit.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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