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Armed robbery: Ugandan military officer arrested in dramatic fashion by Kenyan police officers

By Nyaboga Kiage December 13th, 2022 2 min read

Details of how a Ugandan military officer was on Monday, December 12, 2022 nabbed by guards in Bondo, Siaya County can now be revealed.

Mr Biryomomaisho Adonia an officer attached to the Uganda People Defense Force (UPDF) was nabbed alongside Mr Kulobone Jamal who is a driver of the Uganda Revenue Authorities by officers under the Port Victoria Coast Guard.

The UPDF officer was armed with an AK47 rifle of serial number 48014438 which was loaded with 29 rounds of ammunition.

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The duo was part of a larger team that had crossed into the Kenyan waters where they started harassing local fishermen before they nabbed eight of them.

It all started when the team from the neighbouring country cornered a group of fishermen who were busy working and started harassing them.

“The Port Victoria Coast Guard Officers under the command of Chief Inspector Edwin Angaya were on patrol within Lake Victoria Kenyan waters when they received a complaint from Mr Polycap Baraza who is the chairman Bumbe Beach that Ugandan authorities were harassing Kenyan fishermen,” a police report filed at Usenge Police station.

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It is then that the team headed to the scene rescued the eight officers and arrested the Uganda military official. The officers also confiscated two engine boats.

Police said that the duo will be arraigned and charged with the offences of being in Kemya illegally while armed and armed robbery against boats operating within the Kenyan territory.

This is not the first time such a stand-off has been witnessed between Kenya and Uganda within Lake Victoria.

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Last year, Kenyan fishermen tricked and nabbed a Ugandan police officer within Bondo Sub County in Siaya County.

The fishermen narrated how they were attacked and assaulted by Ugandan policemen who even went ahead and confiscated their boats.

Alfred Ochieng explained that the Ugandan officers arrested them and ordered them to board one boat with the officer who was patrolling Lake Victoria.

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