NEWS reaching Kampala Post confirms that at the time when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was boarding the plane heading to Kinshasa to see off the copse of Etienne Tshisekedi Wa Mulumba; during the night of Thursday to Friday on 31st May 2019, at around 1:30 am, Rwandan soldiers estimated to be around 700 in number, a battalion, were seen crossing from Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo at a place called Manda.
To those who know that place, it is opposite a place called Ngomo which is north of Kamanyola and their crossing point was at a kraal found in that place, and using the murram road they headed to Uvira.
It is reported that the soldiers boarded military vehicles which were waiting for them at Uvira and drove along Uvira-Baraka road and at around 8:00am in the morning of Friday they off loaded some at Nakiyeli and others at Mugatunguru (Atungulu) and climbed the hill of Mihanga before dividing into three groups heading to Minembwe, Kamombo and Kundondo .
Sources on the ground indicate that the soldiers passing through the hills were headed to Mulenge and by the evening hours they could be clearly seen on the hills of Kwirumba, Biziba and Gahwera.
It is now apparent that the soldiers want to destroy what is called General Kayumba Nyamwasa’s garrisons which have been reported by different newspapers and repeated by UN reports.
Kigali’s newspapers have been reporting that the Banyamulenge rebel leader Gumino is suspected to be the one harbouring soldiers of Kayumba Nyamwasa.
As a result of this manoeuvre by Rwandan forces, it is suspected fighting may resume soon in Mulenge, the home of Banyamulenge after a long period of calmness.