Uganda has expelled an American national, a Co-founder of ShuleFoundation, a charity organization that has been helping needy children access education in Uganda on allegations of violating immigration laws.
Human rights lawyer, Mr Nicholas Opiyo on Monday said Ms Jacqueline Wolfson was arrested at the weekend deported by the Ugandan authorities via a KLM flight out of Entebbe at about 11.45pm on Sunday, over what he described as baseless accusations of using her NGO to fund Kyadondo East MP, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi and his People Power Movement.
She was on Sunday morning arrested by security operatives from down town in Kisenyi and was taken to airport police where she was interrogated and later deported and ordered never to come back to Uganda.
However, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says Wolfsom had been deported for allegedly violating immigration laws.
“This is to inform the public that Jacqueline Wolfson holding a tourist visa, but passing as a charity giver under Shule Foundation has been removed from Uganda for violation of immigration laws,” he said.
“Further, there is no record at immigration that Jacqueline Wolfsom has ever applied for a work permit since 2014 when she has been visiting Uganda,” Opondo added.
Another female foreigner who left the country was Anne White Head a PR Guru who has been operating in Uganda for some time.
She has been working as PR strategists for Bobi Wine. White head says she has been under pressure from the security to leave Kampala back home in Canada.
The deportation came just minutes after President Museveni in his four-hour address the nation on Sunday accused “external forces” of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country’s image abroad.
In his speech, Museveni criticized the opposition and accused “external forces” of seeking to “sabotage” Uganda’s growth.