Self-exiled novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) over what he calls 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.
Kakwenza is currently self-exiled in Germany where he fled shortly after being granted bail. He said that he escaped because of fear for his life in Uganda. His sureties were made to pay after he escaped.