Government on Monday deported American businessman, Peter Waldron.
Waldron, who is a self-styled evangelist, journalist and consultant with the Ministry of Health, was arrested last month after he was found in possession of four illegal guns and a stash of ammunition. He, together with four Congolese nationals and two Ugandans, were charged with terrorism, but under still-unclear circumstances, the Director of Public Prosecutions last week dropped all charges against them.
Waldron was escorted to Entebbe International Airport by the officer-in-charge of Interpol, David Kagoro. According to a website set up to campaign for Waldron's release, indicated that his flight plan would take him through Dubai, New York City, and on to Washington, D.C. He is to be handed over to the American authorities before noon on Tuesday.
The Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, says Waldron's deportation was approved by the Minister for Internal Affairs, Ruhakana Rugunda. The four Congolese arrested with Waldron will also be deported soon.