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JUST IN: Kidnapped American tourist, driver found alive

Kimberly Sue Endicott was on an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday April 2 when gunmen, reportedly numbering four, ambushed and placed them at gunpoint.

KAMPALA | American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and her Congolese tour guide cum driver Jean Paul Mirenge have been recovered alive after nearly 10 days in captivity.

Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye confirmed the development but said more information will be shared with the public as they come.

She did not reveal the particulars of the persons or security agency that had found the two missing captives, but there have been a joint team of security agencies on the manhunt for the kidnappers who demanded $500,000 (about Shs1.9 billion) in ransom.

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The two were reportedly found at Ishasha in the Kanungu District in Western Uganda bordering DR Congo.

Endicott was on an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday April 2 when gunmen, reportedly numbering four, ambushed and placed them at gunpoint.

Police said there were four tourists under Mirenge’s guide but that only Endicott and the driver were taken captive with the kidnappers later using their phones to contact authorities for ransom.

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