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Jean-Paul Mirenge (left) and Kimberly Endicott were kidnapped last week and taken to the Democratic Republic of Congo
US President Donald Trump has turned to Uganda for his latest tweet.
Last week’s kidnapping of US citizen Kimberly Endicott and her guide Jean-Paul Mirenge, who were released on Sunday, is on his mind.
Mr Trump suggested the kidnapping could have an impact on tourism saying that the abductors must be found “before people will safe in going there”.
Uganda must find the kidnappers of the American Tourist and guide before people will feel safe in going there. Bring them to justice openly and quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2019
Earlier, President Museveni had tweeted that his country was safe for Ugandans and tourists.
He blamed the kidnapping on “isolated pockets of criminals”.
The two who were abducted were set upon as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park on the evening of 2 April.
Ugandan police said then that kidnappers used one of their phones to demand a ransom of $500,000 (£383,435).
It is not clear if that was paid.Source: BBC