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Congolese Refugees Stranded at Malaba Police Station

The refugees who included 22 children and five adults fled fighting in North Kivu Province, Rucuru village and ended up in Abakiriza church in Kampala who sheltered them for some time but later were put in a bus and they ended up in Malaba border as they were seeking for asylum in Kenya.
A congolese woman cooking at Malaba police station where they are curently being detained with 26 others Photo by Mathew Okello

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Police in Tororo district is stranded with 27 refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC who were intercepted from the Malaba border while entering Kenya two weeks ago. 

 The refugees who included 22 children and four adults fled fighting in North Kivu Province, Rucuru village and ended up in Abakiriza church in Kampala who sheltered them for some time but were later put in a bus and taken to Malaba border to seek asylum in Kenya.     

According to a police source at Malaba police station who preferred anonymity, they have tried all efforts to relocate them to a refugee camp in vain.

Wamungu Mango Gudance, one of the refugees noted that they are willing to go to any place the Ugandan authorities will lead them to but not going back their country in Congo.     

Wamungu wants the government to intervene and offer them relief Aid.

Bukedi Regional Police Commander Julius Ceaser Tusingwire says that they are working with relevant authorities to ensure that the refugees are offered proper care. 

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