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US tourist kidnappers arrested

by James Ateenyi

Suspected kidnappers of US Tourist Kimbley Sue Endicott have been arrested. Endicott and a Ugandan tour guide Jean Paul Mirenge were kidnapped by four gunmen, who hijacked their safari vehicle from Queen Elizabeth National Park on April 4.

The gunmen had demanded a ransom of USD 500,000 using their victims’ cell phones.

Sources say that kidnappers received a negotiated sum of USD 30,000 (about 100 million Shillings) out of USD 500,000 (1.8b) they had earlier demanded to free Endicott and Mirenge.

Security sources have told this website that some suspects have been arrested are being held by security personnel.

The arrests come a day after US President Donald Trump asked Ugandan authorities to find the suspects or else people will not feel safe to travel to Uganda.

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