Rwandan Immigrants Dying As Rakai Refuses To Deliver Medical Supplies

At least 15 children of Rwandan immigrants at Sango bay camp in Rakai district have succumbed to malaria and typhoid since September this year due to lack of medicine.

Sick Returnees stranded at a camp health facilility in Sango Bay
Sick Returnees stranded at a camp health facilility in Sango Bay

There are 4265 immigrants with over 500 children at Sango bay camp who were resettled there by government in August this year following their expulsion from Tanzania.

Francis Gakumba, one of the leaders in the camp said that many children are succumbing to various illnesses area result of consuming contaminated water from Lukoma valley dam because they have no better option.

He added that they have not received any medical and food supplies from the Office of the Prime Minister since September.

The only maize floor and beans they received from the Prime Minister’s Office got finished leaving many of the immigrants to starve.

Molly Katete, a mother of five is worried about the safety of her children because of lack of food and medication.

Recently, David Kaboyo, the Rakai RDC proposed that the district sends some medical supplies from Rakai Hospital and Kakuuto Health Centre IV to Sango Bay camp to save the lives of the immigrants. However, Rakai district rejected the proposal.

3 thoughts on “Rwandan Immigrants Dying As Rakai Refuses To Deliver Medical Supplies

  1. Why do you even call them returnees, aren’t these broad day invaders?? They vividly know where their country is; if they were expelled from Tanzania, why didn’t they go home?!! after all it is more developed than Uganda but why?!!!!

  2. Is it Rakai to provide them with medicine or the government of Rwanda? I am confused here? These should go back home(Rwanda). Some were resettled recently

    1. Talk about it my friend; we pay tax here, but should we fall sick and get admitted at Mulago or any of our hospitals, we have to pay for even a pair of gloves for a Doctor to come your way. But we have to be here and start condemning our own people for not freely dispensing what ever little they have to these up to no good parasites?!!!

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