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Locals in Kasese warned against hosting Congolese refugees illegally

By Joackim Kule

A section of lower local government leaders from Bukonzo County West in Kasese district has pledged to launch a campaign aimed at hunting for the residents that will illegally host refugees fleeing an insurgency in the Democratic republic of Congo.

Currently, Kasese District hosts over 3,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who started entering through various routes at the Ugandan boarder on Monday after the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF razed down some homes and killed several civilians.

Paddy Muhindo, the L. C III Chairperson for Karambi sub-county says they will be forced to hunt for the residents illegally hosting some refugees so as to avoid incidents of people dying from the unknown places even when government has allocated space at Nyamambuka Playground to officially host the Congolese refugees.

According to him, a three months –old toddler is reported to have died from Kyasenda II village, Karambi Parish few hours after arrival from the DR Congo on Wednesday night.

Milton Kule, the L. C III Chairperson for Kithoma – Kanyatsi Town Council, explains that they have tightened their security against people hosting Congolese refugees illegally since the area is close to the boarder.

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