General Muhoozi says RNC’s criminal activities in Uganda almost led Rwanda and Uganda to ‘stupid war’ – Reuters

General Muhoozi traveled to Kigali on January 22 to meet President Kagame with whom he discussed steps to be taken to restore bilateral relations between Rwanda and Uganda.

Ugandan Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba said on Saturday that the activities of the terrorist group Rwanda National Congress (RNC) in his country had almost led Rwanda and Uganda to a “stupid war”, warning the subversive group to stop its adventure in this East African country.

General Muhoozi, senior presidential adviser in charge of special operations and commander of the Ugandan ground forces, who since the beginning of the year has been leading his country’s efforts to normalize relations with Rwanda, admitted for the first time that the RNC was leading activities aimed at stabilizing Rwanda and swore to stop them.

“General Kayumba and RNC, I don’t know what problems you had in Rwanda with the mainstream RPF/RDF? But I warn you not to dare to use my country for your adventures! General Muhoozi tweeted, sharing a photo of President Paul Kagame.

“These are not political points. I have no interest in politics. The illegal and criminal activities of RNC in Uganda in the past were leading us to a stupid war! Everyone involved in this deceptive enterprise will be exposed! “.

In recent years, Rwanda has accused Uganda not only of allowing subversive groups fighting the Rwandan government to operate on its territory, but also of supporting groups like the RNC. Kigali further argues that some senior government and military officials operate in cahoots with said groups while members of said groups have received travel documents.

The issue was one of the most pressing that led to the breakdown of bilateral relations between the two countries. Following General Muhoozi’s visit in January, ties between Rwanda and Uganda have thawed, with both sides agreeing to settle outstanding issues.

On February 8, President Kagame said that although practical steps had been taken to normalize relations, including the reopening of the Gatuna one-stop border post, which Rwanda accepted, several issues that led to the breakdown Links, such as the persecution of Rwandans inside Uganda and the presence of anti-Rwandan subversive groups, still remain in place.

Sara H. Byrd