Security operatives in Kampala have arrested and deported two foreign nationals who are being accused of threatening national security.
The two suspects are Olivier Prentout, a French National and Annie Tabura, from neighboring Rwanda.
We understand Ms Annie Bilenge Tabura worked as MTN’s general manager, Sales and Distribution while Olivier served as Chief Marketing Officer.
Police’s deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye says the two were being investigated by security agencies in close coordination with immigration officials.
In a statement, Namaye said the suspects were held over their “engagements in acts which compromise National Security.”
These according to the police mouthpiece, used their top positions at the telecom company to advance their mission which he didn’t disclose.
“We want to commend the Directorate of Immigration and citizenship control for strengthening the screening procedures at all border points.” she said.
“We strongly believe that the deportation of the two foreigners, who were using their employment as tools to achieve their ill motives, has enabled us disrupt their intended plans of compromising our national security.”
The police mouthpiece went on to urge members of the public to remain alert and continue helping the police and its sister security agencies by reporting any suspicious activity.
Officials said the officials were suspected of espionage.