The First Son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who doubles as the Uganda’s People Defense Forces (UPDF) commander land forces has arrived in Rwanda for a one-day visit as Uganda seeks to ease tension with her neighbor following the closure of Katuna/Gatuna border for more than two years.
Upon his arrival, Muhoozi was received by among others Brig Gen Willy Rwagasana, the Commandant of Republican Guard and Rwanda Defense Force Spokesperson Col Ronald Rwivanga, local media reports.
Rwanda accuses Uganda of being linked to hostile groups, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) — an armed rebel group operating in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), which is a Rwandan Opposition group – all allegedly fighting Rwanda. The Ugandan government has dismissed the allegation as not true.
On the other side, Uganda accuses Rwanda of operating behind its back and infiltrating its security agencies, with authorities saying some Rwandan security officials had direct and indirect contact with key strategic security personnel in Uganda who have sent information outside of official channels to Rwanda, a claim the Kigali establishment denies.