By Ambrose Kweronda
Over 200 traders operating in Kisoro district have petitioned president Museveni and the first son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba over prolonged detention of their colleague in Kigali, Rwanda without trial.
The petitioners led by the Kisoro district chairman Abel Bizimana claim that the prolonged detention of Valence Kibyeyi has not only affected their involvement in cross-border trade but is also a violation of their colleague’s rights.
The petitioners claim that Kibyeyi was arrested two years ago by Rwandan security officials on charges of tax evasion but has never been charged in courts of law for the alleged offence.
He says on 2nd March 2023 the petition letter was delivered to State House Entebbe and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala.