Rwandans in Uganda should mind own safety


RE: “Another Rwandan businessman illegally detained, deported by Uganda” (The New Times, January 31).

I never thought I would see the day when security in Uganda would be so infiltrated by Kayumba Nyamwasa’s terrorist thugs that the country’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and his RNC would virtually merge.

It is obvious the dogs have now been set loose against innocent Rwandans within that country.

Any Rwandan in Uganda should start seriously considering whether they are safe from arrest, harassment or worse, and draw the appropriate conclusions. Those Rwandans who were contemplating any new investments in that country should ask themselves whether it is really prudent to risk their hard-earned resources to invest in an environment that has been made so toxic and hostile to them, and where the ability to operate their business will be seriously constrained by fear of their personal security and possible illegal expropriation of assets.

This is not as far-fetched as one might think; Uganda already has a history of expropriating entire communities, e.g. the Ugandan Asians in August 1972. Those who already have investments in the country should explore ways of reducing their exposure to the minimum possible and seek more favorable alternative climes.
It is better to be safe than end up like all these other compatriots being disappeared, illegally detained in torture dumps by RNC thugs and their CMI associates that have been loosed by their masters on innocent Rwandans.

No matter the potential profits, these are all negated by the officially instigated anti-Rwanda and anti-Banyarwanda atmosphere.

Mwene Kalinda