Following information published on Inyenyeri news regarding the decision of the Rwandan government to cancel passport of 25 Rwandan nationals, we have learned that the Rwandan government might have cancelled more than five other passports, three weeks earlier on 24th April 2012.
It is said that this information was received from a reliable source within Burundi immigration services which were informed about this decision. We have also learnt that Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania may have also been given information about those passports. Rwandan immigration service’s might suspect that some of holders of those passport would be travelling in those countries.
Passport said to be cancelled include PC081338 of Yunusu Habimana, PC118056 of Jean Damascene Uwabega, PC102456 of MG Mukamwiza.
Burundi has in past arrested Rwandans whose passports had been cancelled by the Rwandan government. We have also learnt that holders of all those cancelled passports are not in Rwanda. If true, this decision of Rwandan government to cancel their passports would make their travelling around impossible.
Meantime the Rwandan law expert based in Canada Mr Evode Uwizeyimana, has given a length interview to the online Radio Itahuka explaining the legality of that decision of Rwandan government to cancel passports and implications.
So far, we have not received any report about any arrest as result of immigration offences committed by any one among those Rwandan nationals whose passports have been cancelled.
We will keep you informed about the progress of this news.