Three Kenyan Rebels Arrested in Manafwa

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Three most wanted commanders of Kenya's Sabaot Land Defense Forces have been arrested in Manafwa district. Sammy Marui Ngui, an instructor of the outlawed, rebel outfit, was arrested on Thursday along with his two aides Vincent Musechi Kitui and Stanley Juma Sam. They were arrested by UPDF soldiers from Bumoni Sub-county. Irene Mangali, the Manafwa Deputy Resident District Commissioner says the three were in possession of communication gadgets. They entered Uganda disguised as refugees and were being kept by a relative. Mangali says Uganda's intelligence agencies tracked the trio through the communications that they were making with other rebels who are on the slopes of Mt. Elgon on the Kenyan side. The trio was yesterday handed over to a team of Kenyan security officials led by the Gideon Ombongin the District Officer of Mt. Elgon district. The Sabaot Land Defense Forces is an outlawed rebel outfit fighting aginst unequal distribution of land in Mt. Elgon District. In other news, Uganda People's Defense Forces has setup a special committee headed by Lt. Col Michael Ondonga to investigate reports that UPDF Soldiers are plundering natural resources in Kenya. Capt. Henry Obbo, the Eastern Uganda Army Spokesperson says the committee is expected to make public its findings in two days time.