Suspected Kidnappers of American Tourist Arrested in Joint Operation Raid

Police on Tuesday have confirmed that a joint security team has made some arrests in the ongoing investigations of the kidnap of an American tourist and tour guide last week.

The tourist, Mrs Kimberly Sue and her guide were on Sunday according to Police, rescued by a security team  in an operation that was termed as “highly tactical and risky.”

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement today, “The joint team that is actively investigating the kidnapping incident and successful recovery of an American tourist Ms Kimberly Sue Endicott and tour guide Jean Paul Mirenge has made some arrests of suspects on suspicion of their kidnap.”

According to Enanga, the intelligence led operation which was calculated and tactical in early stages is now “progressing unhindered, with raids and extensive searches in Kanungu district where the suspects were arrested and the neighboring areas.”

While Enanga in the statement did not divulge the number of suspects, highly placed sources revealed that the suspects are two with identities yet to be established.

Police authorities have applauded the joint security team for ensuring the kidnapping incident where captors were armed came in a very dynamic setting, did not go wrong.

The captors according to Police, intercepted the tourist group and put them all on gunpoint before disappearing with Ms Kimberly Sue and Jean Paul.

Immediately security agencies on the directive of the Commander in Chief, President Museveni dispatched a team of elite squad of operatives to comb southern part of the park in a search and rescue mission.


Agencies on Sunday evening announced that they had rescued the captives who were found safe and healthy.

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