US Tourist Kidnap: 11 Suspects Released On Bond

  • Posted on: 16 April 2019
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

Eleven out of 22 suspects arrested in connection to the kidnap of an American tourist, Kimberley Sue Endicott have been released on police bond.

The suspects were picked up by police from Kihihi town council, Kanyantorogo, Nyanga, Kihembe in Kanungu district between Tuesday and Thursday last week. 

Some of the prime suspects include; Adam Imaniraguha, the Proprietor of Kinkiizi Financial Services that trades in foreign currency, Yoweri Mugabo, and Gad Mbonyebyombi.

Imaniraguha was picked from his workplace together with his wife and three other workers whom security declined to reveal their identities.

 Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga says that 11 suspects have been transferred to Kampala to help in investigations.

He, however, declined to reveal their identities.

Police believes that Imaniraguha has some knowledge on Kimberley's kidnap since she exchanged USD 8000 at his Forex bureau before heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Four armed men kidnapped Kimbley and her Ugandan tour guide, Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo while on their safari vehicle from Queen Elizabeth National Park on April 9th, 2018. 

They later demanded a ransom of USD 500,000 using their victims' cell phones. The gunmen released their victims after reportedly receiving a negotiated sum of USD 30,000 (about UGX 37.5 million) out of USD 500,000 they had earlier demanded.

Kimberly and Mirenge were rescued by a combined team of Uganda Police Force, Uganda Peoples Defense Forces- UPDF and other security agencies.