Uganda Seeks Tanzanian Help In Arresting Kiwedde

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Uganda security agencies have asked Tanzanian authorities to help hunt for Pastor William Muwanguzi aka Kiwedde, who escaped form Mutukula prison.

Ugandan security agencies have asked for the support of Tanzania in the hunt for Pastor William Muwanguzi, commonly known as ‘Kiwedde'.

Uganda Prisons Service spokesperson, Frank Baine says they are working closely with their Tanzanian counterparts to bring him back to law.

Muwanguzi escaped from Mutukula prison two months ago, and remains at large. Authorities however suspect he could have crossed into Tanzania.

Baine explains that they could not send teams from Uganda to pursue Muwanguzi in Tanzania, but instead sent his details for Tanzania police to help trace him.

Muwanguzi escaped from Mutukula prison on Monday 21 September under unclear circumstances.

Muwanguzi was serving a 5-year jail term at the time he escaped. Two years were for impersonation and three years for attempted escape from Kalisizo prison.

Baine says they have improved their security ever since the incident. He adds that they have offered additional training to their prison staff in order to avoid future escape.

Trouble for Muwanguzi started in November 2013 in Kalisizo town council where he had gone to extort money, posing as a Catholic priest.

Posing as Catholic priests from Kenya, Muwanguzi and Mukasa organized an unauthorized Charismatic Renewal prayer service with intent to extort money from the innocent faithful.
 
Denis Mbaine, the OC of Mutukula Police station says Muwanguzi fled to Mwanza or Bukoba in Tanzania and they are working with the Interpol to arrest him.  

One of the Interpol officials at Mutukula, who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity, says Muwanguzi had changed his nationality to Kenyan.