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Protest at Uganda-Rwanda Border

Uganda Police have Thursday morning cleared barriers erected at Katuna border post by Ugandans blocking Rwandans from entering Uganda.

This followed a protest organized by Kanungu Town Council Mayor Nelson Nshangabasheija protesting the arrest of Justus Tweyogyere, a renowned area money changer.

Tweyogyere was arrested by Rwanda police over charges related with money laundering.

Twongyere is accused of buying dollars without getting receipt and had been warned before.

He had earlier been arrested soon after depositing 40,000,000 Rwandan Franc (170 million Shillings) in Bank of Kigali, Gatuna Branch in Northern Province, Gicumbi District.

Rwanda Police would later issue a statement saying they neither kidnapped nor arrested the money changer.

“He was questioned after crossing to Rwanda in possession of a sum of money exceeding the ceiling of US $10,000 without declaring it to customs.”, Rwanda police tweeted.

Adding: “He was later cleared and returned to Kabale after providing proof of his transactions and partnership with Kigali forex bureaus. Justus was advised to always comply with central bank regulations.”

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He is expected to be arraigned in court today alongside other Rwandans.

Ugandan officials told ChimpReports that, “security arrived immediately and as we talk, we have managed to remove the barriers.”

By 1:00pm, movement of Rwandans and Ugandans across the border was back to normal.

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