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Eritrean Refugees Relocated to Kampala

The refugees that include eleven Eritrean Nationals and a South Sudanese were intercepted on Friday aboard Kampala bound Gateway Bus. Police authorities say the refugees entered Uganda illegally through Kaabong.
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Twelve refugees who were detained in Kotido last week have been relocated to a refugee Reception Centre at Old Kampala.

The refugees that include eleven Eritrean Nationals and a South Sudanese were intercepted on Friday aboard Kampala bound Gateway Bus.

Police authorities say the refugees entered Uganda illegally through Kaabong.

Gerald Tumwesigye, the OC Station Kotido Central Police Station says they accompanied the group to Kampala on Sunday.  He explains that some of the refugees had lived in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya but wanted to join their relatives in Kampala.

It's not clear how the refugees ended up in the remote North-Eastern district of Kaabong before they were intercepted in Kotido. However, from Kaabong through Kotido, Moroto to Amudat districts that border Kenya, there is plenty of movement of people and goods.

Although the Karamonja immigration office is functional, it is understaffed.

Uganda is home to more than one million refugees mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, and Rwanda and among other others.

 

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