Burundi expels UN official caught carrying arms at airport

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BUJUMBURA – The Burundian Government has ordered an official working for the UN Office for (BNUB) leave the country within 48 hours after he was caught carrying arms at the Bujumbura International .

Abednego Mutua was caught by immigration in possession of two chargers full of ammunition at the May 25, said Daniel Kabuto, a spokesman for the Burundian External and International Cooperation .

The spokesman was quoted as saying that Mutuna, a Kenyan national, was prevented from taking flight after searched handbag and found the ammunition.

Kabuto said the UN official violated the Chicago Convention International Civil Aviation, and attempted tarnish ’s image by showing that arms freely circulate without control.

Mutua was the UN official expelled from in less than two months.

April 17, the Burundian government declared UN Burundi Chief Adviser Paul Dobbie persona non grata and gave him 48 hours leave the country.

Dobbie was accused of attempting to destabilise the East African nation. (Xinhua/NAN