Woman kidnapped in Uganda recovered

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 17:01:19-04
Courtesy of CBS

UGANDA – An American who was kidnapped along with her driver in Uganda last week has been recovered unharmed, a spokesman for the Ugandan government said Sunday.

The pair were recovered along the border with the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kimberly Endicott, 56, and tour driver Jean-Paul Mirgene Remezo were taken hostage at gunpoint while on safari in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park last Tuesday. Their four kidnappers had demanded a $500,000 ransom.

Courtesy of CBS

The Uganda Police Force said the pair were rescued during a joint operation and are in “good health.” A spokesman for the Ugandan government said Ugandan security forces were involved in the operation. The two were brought back to the lodge where she had been staying, while the kidnappers managed to escape.