108 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARRESTED IN KISORO
By Richard Akandwanaho
A total of 108 illegal immigrants from the neighboring Countries of Rwanda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo were on Monday after noon arrested as they entered Uganda through Kanaba and Nyiragakoro illegal entry points in Kisoro district.
The Kisoro district Resident District Commissioner Hajji Shaffiq Ssekandi said that they were forced to carry out the operation after they received information that the section was illegally entering the Country on Monday.
Of the netted 108, 19 were netted at Kanaba while 89 were arrested from Nyiragakoro illegal entry points at 1pm as they headed to Kampala and other areas. Two of the arrested were Kenya nationals while others were from Rwanda and DR Congo who were all still detained at Kisoro district main prison by press time.
Ssekandi blames the continued influx of illegal immigrants in the Country to weak immigration and emigration laws and low enforcement and implementation of the existing laws by some authorities.
He added the illegal immigrants are becoming a security threat to the people in the area as well as the country at large a point he used to express the need for action on the vice in order to end its diverse negative effects.
Similarly, on Friday last week, other 110 illegal immigrants from Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda were deported back to their respective countries over the same offences of illegal entry in Kisoro district.