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Killed Rwanda Female Peacekeepers Laid to Rest

The deceased were given a heroes' send-off

State Minister of Planning David Bahati has denied reports he was spotted near a car filled with ballot papers in Kabale District, try Chimp Corps report.

Bahati said FDC iron lady Ingrid Turinawe concocted lies on Facebook that she had received information on a strange car registration number WCI 3243 which had crossed into Uganda from Rwanda through Katuna border.

According to Bahati, the FDC official further alleged that the car was driven up to an isolated hill in Kitoma, Rubaya sub-county, Ndorwa County West.

Turinawe also claimed that eyewitnesses had seen Bahati and Kabale LC V chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa offloading materials from the car which she suspected were ballot papers.

In response, Bahati blasted opposition saying Turinawe was part of the “confused people that don’t have much to give to Ugandans and have now resorted to propaganda to cover their weaknesses.”

Bahati, who is also the Ndorwa West County MP said “the reason why Ugandans have for long failed to trust the opposition with the leadership of the country is that they are dishonest people and just liars.”

He said Turinawe’s aim is to tarnish his reputation, warning of possible legal consequences.

The Electoral Commission chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu this week dismissed as “utterly false” and “baseless” claims that the Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying ballot papers from South Africa first landed in Rwanda where some ballot papers were offloaded before coming to Entebbe ad delivering the rest of the consignment.

“The airway bill issued by the carrier clears states that rote followed by the airplane, with the airport of departure as OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg South Africa and the airport of destination as Entebbe International Airport,” said Kiggundu.

He warned that such rumours would cultivate ground for electoral violence, urging restraint among opposition politicians.

Bahati said he spent the better part of the day holding campaign rallies in Butanda sub-county.

Keihwa speaks out

Contacted, Keihwa said Turinawe’s allegations were “unfortunate.”

“It is unfortunate that Uganda still has people like Turinawe. I was not in the district the time she claimed I was in Rubaya off-loading ballot papers,” said Keihwa.

“Why do I need to steal the votes when I am unopposed? There is something wrong with that lady; she needs to go and see a psychiatrist.”

Kabale deputy RDC, Denis Nzeirwe had no kind words for Turinawe.

“She needs medical attention.”
The two Rwanda National Police (RNP) female peacekeepers, dosage who were killed in December last year while in line of duty in Haiti, information pills have been given a heroes send-off in separate sorrowful ceremonies at Rusororo Cemetery.

Their bodies were flown home separately.

Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Lillian Mukansonera and Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Aimee Nyiramudakemwa, who were serving as Individual Police Officers (IPOs) under the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), were shot and killed at their residence in Cap Haitien by unidentified assailants on December 29.

An investigation into the circumstances under which the peacekeepers were killed has been underway since last month.

AIP Nyiramudakemwa’s body was flown home on January 24 and laid to rest on January 27 while AIP Mukansonera’s body was flown back home on January 30 and  given the last post on Tuesday.

Both separate sorrowful send-off occasions were attended by the Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana and DIGPs Dan Munyuza of Operations and Juvenal Marizamunda of Administration and Personnel, among others, in presence of bereaved families and friends.

Minister Harerimana, while paying the last respects at the last post of AIP Mukansonera, yesterday, described her as a “highly disciplined and professional officer, who was never heard in any malpractice.”

Senior police officers graced the funeral ceremony

Senior police officers graced the funeral ceremony

While comforting the bereaved family in these trying moments, the Minister said: “AIP Mukansonera has left this life for another life with respect and love from Rwanda National Police and the officers she has worked with, as an officer of good character, who never appeared in any disciplinary books, a reason why she was selected together with others, to represent the country in UN mission in Haiti.”

Family members and friends described her as a dedicated, patriotic and God-fearing woman, who also demonstrated her faith to God in different capacities.

Both families of the fallen officers thanked Rwanda National Police for the help rendered since the sadden news broke-out.

AIP Mukansonera is survived by two children and AIP Nyiramudakemwa is survived by one child.

Minister Harerimana said that the fallen officers “were killed” and investigations were still underway, in partnership with the UN and the Haitian government.

He pledged the country’s continued support and assured the bereaved families that “justice will be served.”

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