The inspector General of Uganda police force Martin Okoth Ochola has put his camp in kanunga as police lead other security agencies in searching for the kidnapped American tourist and a guide.
Polly Namaye the deputy public relations officer in the Uganda police told us that IGP and his team left last night from Kampala to kanunga to join his counter parts from UPDF and ensure that the kidnapped people are recovered and kidnappers apprehended.
“Our IGP left for kanungu in the morning of today and he will probably put his camp base in kanungu to oversee all the investigations and search for the kidnapped American tourist and a Ugandan guide,” said Namaye.
Yesterday, the security dispatched a joint team comprising of elite SFC, the army, Counter Terrorism and Tourism Police to begin searching the area, which is estimated to 30 square kilometers with a mission of finding the missing tourists and capturing their kidnappers.
It is alleged that an American tourist Mr. Kimbley Sue Endecott 35, and his guide, Mr. Jean Paul, were kidnapped at gunpoint at around 7pm on Tuesday during an evening drive on Edward track between Katoke gate and Wilderness Camp in Kanungu District.
Addressing a press conference yesterday, Namaye said that Security agencies had closed off the Uganda-DR Congo border in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the hunt for four armed men who kidnapped an American tourist and her Ugandan guide before demanding $500,000 (about Shs1.8b) as ransom.