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Kakwenza Accuses Immigration of Denying Passports to His Children

By Shadrach Bethel,

Self-exiled novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) over what he called a continued violation of the right to a passport of his children.

In his petition, Kakwenza, through his lawyers of Kiiza and Mugisha Advocates said that his three children (names withheld) aged 2,4 and 9 have been denied their constitutional right of owning a passport by immigration officials.

Kakwenza said that despite their lawyers and parents following up with immigration since March 2022, the officials have refused to grant the children their passports.

According to Kakwenza, no reason has been given for the delay in granting the passports to the children and they now want the Uganda Human Rights Commission to intervene in the matter so that the children get their passports.