“I am stranded here; I know it is because of politics,”: Portia Karegeya

“I am stranded here; I know it is because of politics,”: Portia Karegeya home004pix-1The daughter of Col. Patrick Karegeya, the exiled former Rwandan spymaster, is stranded in Kampala after Kigali stripped her of citizenship and Uganda hurriedly withdrew an alternative passport a week after issuing it.

Portia Mbabazi Karegeya, 23, told this newspaper in an interview last week that Ugandan Immigration officials at Entebbe airport confiscated her Rwandan passport when she flew in from Kigali on June 5.

She was informed Rwanda had cancelled her passport, rendering it invalid for travel.
Ms Mbabazi says she has been caught up in the politics surrounding her father, who now lives in exile in South Africa, but who is wanted in Kigali over alleged criminal offences.

“I am stranded here; I know it is because of politics,” she said. “All I want is to be allowed to go and study.”
Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambagye, the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kampala, last evening declined to discuss the issue and referred this newspaper back to immigration officials.
“I have nothing to know about her and I cannot track all Rwandans coming here,” he said by telephone.

Details of the matter remain scanty. Ms Mbabazi said several people, including prominent journalist Andrew Mwenda, have tried to persuade her to agree to fly out back to South Africa on temporary travel documents.

Mr Mwenda denied the claim in a telephone interview with this newspaper last evening.
“She is lying,” he said, and blamed her for applying for a refugee status while in South Africa yet she held Rwandan citizenship.

Mr Mwenda said a “key person” in the Rwandan government, whom he did not name, told him that Kigali had cautioned Ms Mbabazi, among other exiled Rwandans, not to seek refugee status since they would automatically lose their citizenship.
“You cannot eat your cake and have it,” he said.

Uganda’s Immigration spokesperson Eunice Kisembo said she is not aware of Ms Mbabazi’s tribulations. “What I know is that it is not abnormal to withdraw a travel document either on Interpol notice or for purposes of investigations into how it was acquired,” she said.
Available information indicates that after the cancellation of her Rwanda passport, Ugandan authorities issued Ms Mbabazi a passport on June 20, but seized it again at Entebbe airport on July 2, as she attempted to fly out using it by South African airways to Johannesburg.

“I was sure [the decision to confiscate the travel document] was a mistake because I had used the same names and hadn’t lied,” Ms Mbabazi said. She missed the flight that fateful day and after a reported 11-hour ordeal at the airport, Immigration officials allegedly told her Rwanda had reinstated her passport, and she needed to surrender the Ugandan one since possessing both would be “irregular”.

Interpol officials in Kampala reportedly questioned her to establish the circumstances under which she obtained a Ugandan passport. Asked why Ugandan did not promptly deport Ms Mbabazi on arrival at Entebbe airport since she had no valid travel document, Ms Kisembo said: “If she has roots here, we cannot declare her as inadmissible”.

Ms Mbabazi’s paternal grandmother, whom she had come to visit, still lives in Mbarara, which the Karegeyas consider their second home. With Uganda and Rwanda mending fences, officials in both countries have been keen to distance themselves from dissident officials from either country. In this case it has left Ms Mbabazi, who qualifies to be a citizen in both countries, belonging to none.

Unable to leave Uganda, she is likely to lose her place to study a master degree in law at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, from September.

Source: Monitor

 


16 commentaires

  1. pasy dit :

    aha nanjy ibyi nkotanyi zikina ntawamenya erega zifite amayere menshyi kuburyo tutitonze aba bagabo baturoha

  2. Malayika dit :

    Ndabona ariko kuriyifoto Portia yigize malayika kandi ubundi arumunyamahane wa kabombo. Wasanga nibi byose ari ikinamico hari ikindi kintu bihishiriye ! Ntabwo byantangaza kuko imitwe ya bariya bagabo bayiteka kwinshi, ntibatinya no gukoresha abana babo ! None ntimwibuka ukuntu abatutsi bashyingira abakobwa babo mumiryango bangana ariko bafite mission bagomba kugeraho ! Njye ntabwo numva ukuntu bamwambura ibyangombwa byo mu Bugande kandi ariho yavukiye ndetse nababyeyi be, kandi na M7 ari incuti ya se na ba Kayumba ! Mwitondere aba bantu ! Ngo ni intwari ? Simpakanye ko ari intwari nka Kagome-Pilato ! Ntasoni, ubwo uzi itwari icyo bivuga ? Ni Kayibanda se ? Ni Bicamumpaka se ? Ni Mbonyumutwa se ? Byibuze bo bashinze repubulika, kandi kugezubu na Kagame yananiwe kuyisenya ! Intwari ni izo u rwanda rwaherutse, naho abo bandi ni ba rusahurira munduru gusa gusa, ni abapilleurs, ibisambo byahebuje birutwa nimidigi yabyo !

  3. amahoro dit :

    Pole sana Portia. Pole, muzehe wawe na Kayumba turabazi ko ARI INTWARI. Bizarangira kandi bigiye kurangira. Humura…Uzajya utanga nawe ubuhamya bw’ingoma y’igitugu ariko NTUZIGERE UBIBAHORA,IHANGANE CYANE TURAGUSABIRA

  4. Narumiwe... dit :

    Ese ubwo nk’uyu mwana w’umukobwa niba ababaye abizire ! Ise umubyara icyo yaricyo cyose nta mwana ugomba kubazwa iby’ababyeyi cyangwa kwishyura ibyo atazi…! Mbaganirize yenda byagira abo byafasha kwiyoroshya! Dore nari mfite muri family babyara banjye 2, Ise ubabyara (umuhutu) yapfuye yishwe n’abahutu azira gushaka mu batutsi, anazira ngo kuki iwe yari yacukuye umusarani ubwo ngo yari abiziranyeho n’inyenzi ngo bazamariremo abahutu da !!…ngiyo impiri ifite imisumari bamuta muri uwo musarani! Nyina (umututsi)yazize isasu ry’inkotanyi aho yari yihishe ku bagiraneza b’abahutu…Maze ubwo rero abamurashe tumaze kubamenya bati, yo ntitwari tubizi disi ko hari « umuntu » warokokeye hano, « umuntu » se bivuga masenge gusa ? abo bandi bishwe bo si abantu kandi bazira ubusa ?! So ubwo abo basore babyara banjye ntibahise babimenya twarabimenye turabibahisha ngo batihorera, gusa nabo ubwabo banahishaga ko bafite amaraso y’abahutu kuko abazi udufuni ubwo ntacyo nongeyeho..! Abo bana rero baje kuba muri republican guard umwe yaguye muri accident…undi yavuyeyo yumva atabona azira ko ngo afite amaraso y’abahutu da (n’imyaka n’ubwitange bagaragaje mu ntambara yo kwibohoza)!!! Na n’ubu ntituzi aho aba… Nguko uko umuryango wa masenge wazimiye ! Ngubwo ubumwe n’ubwiyunge batwigisha nabo batabukurikiza …sinababwira byo mwumvise nk’umwana wa bamwe mu bategetsi bakuru(abaturage bo hasi bo burya bararengana) akundanye n’umuhutu byo ntiyarara ndabarahiye, akura bamwumvisha ko atagomba gushaka mu bahutu! Kimwe n’abahutu bamwe na bamwe bakura bihanangiriza abana babo gushakana n’abatutsi! Icyo nzicyo ni uko muzongera mukamarana nimutumva ko umuntu ari nk’undi kandi ko mugomba kwima amatwi uwo ariwe wese ubashyira inzangano mu mitwe kandi ahanini nta nyungu mukuramo na mba, uretse imyiryane ngiyo imihoro, udufuni, guhitana ibitambambuga, abakecuru, abarwayi…abirirwa mupfa amoko mwese muri ibivumwe ntimuzatuma u Rwanda rubaho …uwakoze amaraso wese azayabazwa ari uwakubise umuhoro, impiri, agafuni..nta numwe uri tayari mu mutwe igihe cyose atazasaba imbabazi abo yakoze mu nda…uwigira kagarara ubu ejo muzaba mureba aho ari…iminsi ikona ingwe, gusa bamwe bakunda kubyirengagiza ! Rwanda uragana he abana bawe baryana aka kageni ? Muribuka za ndirimbo nziza za Kayirebwa ..yoooo none imyiryane n’ubusambo birenze bamwe…ubuhemu…bahindutse ibikoko bamwe…ngaho nguko ! MUREKE ABANA B’U RWANDA BABEHO MU MAHORO NIWO MUTI W’EJO HAZAZA…MWIBASHYIRAMO INZANGO TWE NIBA NTA GARURIRO NIMUREKE IBIBONDO MUBYIGISHE URUKUNDO NAHO ISHYANO RYO RYARATUGWIRIRIYE

  5. Mutegwaraba dit :

    Rutakaza, uransekeje cyane ! uti Kagame yavukanye mbuto yibigori ! Hahahahahhahhaaaa ! Yewe niyibigori koko kandi biramusa ! Icyakora nanjye kimwe na Zilipa ndambiwe izi nkuru zerekeranye nimiryango ya ziriya nkotanyi (bis). Keretse niba Rwiza yarafashe umurongo wo kujya werekana za feuilletons (series)zerekeranye nubuzima bwiimiryango ya bariya bagabo. icyo gihe reo ibyiza sugutaruka ! Rwiza izahere kuntangiriro yubuzima bwabo kuva kera bakiri abashumba binka, bakirarana nazo, bakomeze uko babyirutse, bagere nigihe bamwe bari za mayibobo, abandi ari ba karaningufu basunikaga ingorofani mumihanda cyangwa banacuruza imineke, hatibagiwe ukuntu bafatanyije na Amini Dada gutsemba abagande, nyuma bakajya kwica abantu muri Mozambique. Ngo Museveni haraho yigambye abwira umusaza wamwondoraga dore ko nawe yakuze murubwo buryo, witwa BYANYIMA ko yishe abazungu ishyano ryose muri Mozambique. Mbese iyo feuilleton (serie) ntizagire igice cyubuzima bwabo isiga kugeza ubwo bateguraga génocide mu Rwanda, bakanyishyira mu bikorwa, ikambuka imipaka, kugeza ubwo izo nyenzi zitangiye gusubiranamo zipfa kugabana nabi ibyibano, no gusangira ibiremve byamaraso yabahutu nabakongomani, zimwe zigahunga, kugeza kuriyi ntera yurubanza rwa Nyamwasa, nifatirwa ryuyumukobwa wari warakuze atazi ko nawe yagira ikibazo nkiki, yirengagiza ko ubugizi bwa nabi se yijanditsemo hamwe nabo bagenzi be bose, umunsi umwe nawe azahura ningaruka zabwo Kandi biracyaza ! Ariko murumva ukuntu iyi feuilleton (serie) yaba iya rurangiza ! Ndahamya kandi ko mumyaka iri imbere ibi byose bizashyirwa mubikorwa. Icyakora ibyubwenegihugu bwe nabyo ntibisobanutse. Nonese mbere yuko iwabo batahuka mu Rwanda, nti bari abagande ! Igihe babaye abanyarwandase bataye ubugande bwabo ? Ku wumva nubundi bavuga ngo Karegeya yabyawe numwarabu se, yashakishije uwenegihugu bwa sekuru ! ibintu byubwenegihugu biragoye, Museveni atabagobotoye ni ikintu gishobora kubyutsa impaka ndetnde, ndetse bikanyura no mu rukiko ! Ubanza ariko uyu mukobwa atazongera kwigira nyyirabayazana, ubanza yarategereje ikoni nkiri ngo yumve uko isi izunguruka ! Keretse niba azahora yibwirako Nyiramwangakumva atari na Nyiramwangakubona. Icyo gihe rero azirwarize ntazajye ahuruza isi yose ngo yahohotewe, ngo bamutabarize ! ibibazo bye azabyirangirize atagombye kubimenyesha nabatabyitayeho.

  6. kambare justin dit :

    nimwiza byo

  7. Rukataza dit :

    Kagame azi icyo umwana w’umuntu (nere kuvuga umwana w’umwami) bivuga kuri we. Mu mutwe we haracyarimo ingengabitekerezo yo kuvukana imbuto n’ubwo bwose yaciye imbuto y’amasaka mu gihugu (ubwo we azajya akoresha kuvukana imbuto y’ibigori!)
    Ntabwo rero ashobora kwihanganira umwana wa Karegeya kimwe n’ab’abandi bose bitandukanije na we. Ahubwo sinzi impamvu ataramwivugana. Ntatinya ibibondo, ni uwa nyirakuru Kanjogera ijana ku ijana.

    Dore ingero 2 gusa muri nyinshi zibigaragaza:

    1) Kagame yivuganye Désiré Kabila kubera ko yasanze uwo musaza atakimugejeje ku ntego yari yaremereye ba « GITI MU JISHO » yo gufata Congo akayibatereka imbere nk’uko na we abyivugira iyo yariye karungu. Amaze kwica uwo musaza yahise ashyiraho umuhungu we Joseph Kabila! Ubu noneho arashaka guhitana uyu Joseph Kabila kubera ko na we yasanze atakimugejeje kuri ya ntego ye. Ubu arimo gutegura undi muntu ufite ibisanira bya hafi mu bwoko bwe uzayobora Congo (uretse ko « abantu » batakibimwemereye kubera ko babitahuye kare).

    2) Kagame arimo gutegura umuhungu we kuzamusimbura. Hazabanza umugore we Nyiramongi Janette kubera ko uriya muhungu Cyomoro atarakamirika ku buryo yategeka abanyarwanda (ibi nabyo sinzi niba akibigezeho kuko « abantu » bari maso).

    Muri make rero uyu mugabo Kagame afite mu mutwe we umurage wa ba sekuru wo kuvukana imbuto ku buryo abana b’abo atinya ko bashobora kumuhirika atabarebera izuba.

    Kuba iyi nkuru y’umukobwa wa Karegeya yasohotse ku kinyamakuru RWIZA ni uburenganzira bwacyo. Ndetse nabyita na byiza kuko bituma abantu batanga ibitekerezo binyuranye kuri iyo nkuru kandi niyo ntego y’itangazamakuru.

    None se le prophète ntimaze kwerekana ko amoko ari idéologie ikiri mu mitima y’abanyarwanda n’ubwo Kagame na FPR ye bari bagiye kwibeshya ko bazayasibanganya kandi ataribo bayazanye.

    Nawe Zilipa rero, ni byiza kuba watanze igitekerezo cyawe ku nkuru yasohotse, ariko ntuvuge ngo ntacyo ibabwiye kandi wagize icyo uyivugaho nyine.
    Naho ku byerekeye amakuru agezweho yagira icyo atumarira mu kuzana impindura matwra yo ni menshi cyane, asohoka ku binyamakuru byinshi cyane ku buryo ubu impinduramatwara ya mbere ari ugutesha umutwe Kagame (n’ubwo bwose yamaze kuwuta), tugafata ingamba zikomeye zituma atazagera kuri wa mugambi we mubisha wamaze gutahurwa (kwigarurira akarere kugira ngo akomeze gusahura ibyo atazaheza no kurimbura ubwoko). Umunsi Kagame azarimbukiraho (kandi biri hafi) niwo munsi impinduramatwara izahita itangira kandi uzabibona.

  8. J.K dit :

    @ ZILIPA,

    Icyangombwa si uko inkuru igushimisha cg ikurakaza.
    Iyi Blog ishyiraho inkuru zabaye, nta n’imwe ihimba.
    Ikindi kandi, mu minsi ishize,
    iyi nkuru yanasohotse muri « The Monitor », nkaswe !

    Ihangane, wirakazwa n’ubusa rero !

    J.K

  9. Nyirangaruye Zilipa dit :

    Ndagira ngo nsabe Rwizanews ikintu kimwe !

    Abantu bahora bikoma UMUHANUZI LE PROPHETE ngo yamamaza TWAGIRAMUNGU FAUSTIN alias RUKOKOMA,aliko natwe turambiwe izi nkuru zejo nanone kuri Kayumba Karegeya nimiryango yabo ! Ntacyo itubwiye, ntanubwo dukeneye kuyimenya ! Uruzi yari imiryango yintwari koko zagiriye akamaro u watubyaye ? Mwabuze ikindi kintu mwandika ! Muvuge inkuru zigira icyo zungura abasomyi bakamenya ukuri kubibera iwacu byadufasha gufata ingamba zo kuzana impindura bwangu, ubundi aya manjwe muyadukize ! Imiryango yaba bagabo ntacyo itubwiye ntitunakeneye kuyimenya nkuko natwe tudashaka ko bamenya iyacu. Muzane inkuru nyazo naho ibi bisigaye biteye icyo ntavuze namwe muzi icyo nshatse kuvuga !

  10. Rudomoro dit :

    Wowe wiyita Rukundo, ntabwo uri Rukundo ahubwo uri Rwango ukaba n’igihone. Nta na rimwe umuntu agomba kuzira amakosa y’undi n’ubwo yaba se. Uretse ko nta na gihamya ufite ko Karegeya yagize uruhare mu iyicwa rya Sendashonga, ariko n’iyo yaba yararugize agomba kubyibarizwa ntibyabazwa ikibondo cye. Bibaye ibyo kandi nta Muhutu n’umwe wasigara adakurikiranwe kuko n’utarishe atabuze mwene wabo wamaze imbaga. Kwishimira ko umwana wa Karegeya agirirwa nabi ni nko kwishima ku bitambambuga byarimbaguriwe Mugunga cyangwa Kibeho. Iga gutekereza sha!

  11. Kirikumaso Pia dit :

    Ese ubundi uyu mukobwa numunyarwandakazi wahe ko ngo burya Karegeya yabyawe numwarabu ! Mwabonye ukuntu abarabu ari abanyamutsi, Madamazera uyu agomba kuba ariho yavanye amahane nikintu cyo guhangana nkabarabu, kuko twumva ngo subwambere agize iki kibazo, akaba yarongeye kwigiza nkana yigemurira ikirura. Munsobanurire basomyi ! Bishoboka bite ko umukobwa wa Karegeya atazi ukuntu kuva inkotanyi zabaho ikintu zizi gukora cya mbere arukugira nabi, gukanda abantu, kubabuza uburyo no kubarimbura ? Nonese ashaka kutubwira ko we yakuze atazi ubwo bugizi bwa nabi bwizo nyagwa zose na se yarimo, nubwo ntazi niba koko ubu yaba yarahindutse ? Nonese ko mbona arimo kwirerembuza amaso hano nka Rukara rwa Bishingwe ubwo bamushyize mukiziriko amaze kwica umuzungu, yibwira ko aterande imbabazi, dore ko ngo nubundi yitwa mbabazi da ? Ko we ari kwa nyirakuru se, abahutu Karegeya yatumye bangara babura uburyo kubera kubambura passports zabo yari yahinduye imfabusa (nkuko izo zabo Kagame yazigize) bo bari kumwe naba sekuru na ba nyirakuru ngo babahoze ! Ariko inkotanyi zakwishyiraho ye ! Nkaho ibyazo harukibyitaho ! None arimo ararata ngo yagombaga kujya gukora master Québec ? Umva mbese uko gushyuhaguzwa ! ikimubwira ko dushishikajwe no kumenya izo gahunda ze ni iki ? Natwe twangaye mumashyamba duhunga se, turya ibyatsi, ubu twatashye USA ducigatiye za PhD, ntawe yakanga rero, ibyo babyita kwikunenga nkumusuzi winkumi, nduzi nawe ariyo, ariko imyaka afite yagombye gutuma amenya gutandukanya icyatsi nururo.

  12. Jerry dit :

    Birababaje kubona umwana azizwa amakosa cyangwa umurimo wa politiki se akora.Na Mafia zo mu Butaliyani ntizijya zikoma imiryango y’abo zirwana nazo. Ibi biranyibutsa ingoma ya Kayibanda ijya kuva ho bavuga ngo abaministri bashatse kurogana mu miryango yabo.

    Just sad.

  13. kanyarengwe felicien dit :

    yabaye nka ka kana k’intama kataye nyina kakajya ku iriba konyine kagahurirayo n’impyisi,iti waje gukora iki sha?kati Mma antumye amazi,impyisi iti umwaka ushize wantukiye iki sha?akana kati si ngewe urambeshyera n’ikimenyimenyi umwaka ushize nari ntaravuka,impyisi iti ziba aho niba atari wowe ni mwene wanyu,none se aka gashwi ko kataga nyina kajya he konyine warusake ntabwo iziko u Ganda ariho uduca dutegera nibagasubize se ntikazongere kugenda konyine,kariya gatambambuga ni agatagatifu ntabwo kazira amakosa ya Rusake.

  14. umubyeyi dit :

    ni mwiza pe

  15. Rukundo dit :

    Mubareke nabo bibagereho none se aya malira y’uyu mwana w’umukobwa siyo abana ba Sendashonga barize ubwo se wabo yicwa na maneko Karegeya yari abareye umuyobozi?

  16. kaberuka dit :

    yoooo….mbega umukobwa mwiza!

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