Three Kenyan police detained by Ugandan soldiers

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Three Kenyan security officers are detained by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) soldier on Monday after been disarmed near Mageta and Hama Islands in Lake Victoria and taken to the neighboring country by boat.
Witnessess told Nation that the officers guns were taken away as were their phones before they were taken to Bugiri Mainland Prison in Uganda at about 6pm. Siaya County Administration Police Commandant Patrick Lumumba said the 3pm incident involved up to eight soldiers on patrol.
The officers, he said, were rounded up and put together with Kenyan fishermen found catching fish in Ugandan waters
Lumumba said the attackers, who were heavily armed, first hijacked five Kenyan boats and took away their engines.
“Our officers were overpowered by the heavily armed attackers who lay an ambush on the officers who assumed they were civilians and fishermen,” said Lumumba.
“It is very unfortunate that Kenyan security officers are being held unlawfully in the neighbouring country yet the government has not given any statement concerning the same,” said Mr Ochanda.