Police makes arrests of some suspects in American tourist, guide kidnapping incident

Tuesday April 9, 2019


The joint security team investigating the kidnapping incidence and successful recovery of American tourist Ms Kimberly Sue Endicott and a senior tour guide, Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo has arrested some of the suspects alleged to have been involved in the kidnap.

According to Police, the search to find more suspects is still going on in Kanungu district where some of the suspects were arrested and the neighbouring areas.

“We want to applaud the joint security team, for ensuring the kidnapping incident where the captors were armed, in a very dynamic setting did not go wrong and their breakthrough in attempts to crack down the criminal gang”, says police.


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Ms Endicott and her safari guide, Mr Mirenge were recovered unharmed on Sunday after a ransom was paid for their release six days after they were abducted by gunmen while on an evening game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the East African nation's most popular wildlife reserves, runs along the border with conflict-wracked regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It borders the famous Virunga National Park, the oldest in Africa.