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MPs Protest Harassment On Kenya Side

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who was visibly angry about the developments, wondered why Ugandans are continually treated unfairly in other East African countries yet it plays host to their citizens.

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Ministry of East Africa Community Affairs to write a protest note over continued harassment of Ugandans at the Uganda-Kenya border.

The directive follows complaints from Connie Galiwango, Mbale Woman MP and a number of legislators over harassment by Kenya authorities at the border. Galiwango narrated a recent ordeal where she and some relatives were arrested and later released after paying a bribe to the officials over claims of not having travel documents.

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She was supported by Peter Ogwang, Usuk County MP, who says he suffered the same fate as he headed to Bungoma district in Kenya to visit his relatives, yet he identified himself. Ogwang says there is extortion of money from Ugandans when they cross to Kenya.

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who was visibly angry about the developments, wondered why Ugandans are continually treated unfairly in other East African countries yet it plays host to their citizens. 

Kadaga tasked the Ministry of East African Community Affairs to write a diplomatic note to the Kenyan embassy over the concerns.

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Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa says the line ministry will urgently take up the matter.

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