After 9 Months in Detention, DRC Frees Ugandan Officials

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They were first detained at Kasenyi in DRC before being transferred to Kinshasa.

“The five government officials that were released included two Ugandan Police Officers namely: No. 46475 PC Kapere Steven and No. 37430 PC Opoka Silvesta.

The Police Officers had accompanied (escorted) three Fisheries staffs who were on routine patrol of the lake; they were arrested on Ugandan side of the lake. The three fisheries officers are; Tumusiime Patrick, Bagambe Jimmy and Tinka Richard,” the statement reads in part.

They were released on February 27 to Uganda’s Ambassador in Kinshasa, Maj. James Kinobe. They are still with the Ambassador waiting for air ticket to return home.


Police said their release was as a result of a series of meetings held between the Uganda government and DRC.

The freeing of the government officials also followed President Museveni’s trip to DRC where he attended the COMESA conference in Kinshasa.

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