Rebels ‘not welcome’
KAMPALA: Former Congolese rebels who have lived in disarmament camps in Uganda since 2013 are not welcome in the country and are not Uganda’s problem.
Okello Oryem, state minister for international affairs, said he did not know and did not care if rebels were missing from the camps following reports that some fighters could have crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“We never wanted them here, we never invited them here, they are not even desirable in Uganda,” he said. “The responsibility for M23 lies squarely with the government of the DRC and the UN, not the government of Uganda.”