American President Donald Trump has ordered President Museveni to find the gunmen that kidnapped a US tourist in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Kimberly Sue Endicott and her guide Jean Paul Mirenge were released on Sunday after they were held for six days by unknown kidnappers.
“Uganda must find the kidnappers of the American tourist and guide before people will feel safe in going there,” Trump tweeted on Monday.
He added: “Bring them to justice openly and quickly!”
Museveni had earlier said he would hunt down small time criminals in national parks to make them safe for tourists.
“Uganda is safe, come and enjoy the Pearl of Africa,” Museveni said.
Responding to Trump’s tweet, government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, said: “@realDonaldTrump There are more gun deaths in the #US than #kidnaps in Uganda. Nevertheless many people still flock to the #US. Uganda continues to strengthen its security and eliminate criminality with impunity.”
Meanwhile, police has handed over Kimberly to her family amidst heavy security.
The handover took place at the American embassy in Kampala in the presence of the US ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac.