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Tuesday, 20th August, 2019
 Kenya   ::   News
Four Ugandan Police detained for entering county with firearm
Apr 20, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

Four Ugandan police officers are currently detained at the Busia police station for crossing into the country with firearm.

Busia is a town in Kenya. It is the capital and largest town of Busia County.

The officers were arrested at Weighbridge pursuing a trailer with a Ugandan number plate carrying old rechargeable batteries.

The trailer with batteries was also seized and taken to Busia.

Senior police officers from Uganda are meeting Busia County Commissioner Jacob Narengo to have the officers released.

This is not the first time Ugandan officers are detained for crossing into Kenya with firearm.

Last September, two Ugandan soldiers were arrested when they crossed into Kenya. At the time they were pursuing a vehicle carrying fish that had already crossed into Kenya.

The officers from the Uganda People’s Defence Force attached to the Uganda Revenue Authority were detained after they repeatedly shot at the vehicle, despite being on foreign territory.

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