The Uganda Police has disclosed on Monday that they had arrested an American citizen for his alleged involvement in anti-government subversive activities.
The Police stated in a post on social media that the American, Guy Smith, was arrested on Sunday at Fort Portal in the country’s western region and was being detained as inquiries continue.
However, the Reuters news agency quoted a US State Department official as saying the government was aware of the arrest.
“We have seen reports of a detained US citizen in Uganda. Whenever a US citizen is detained overseas, we stand ready to provide all appropriate consular services,” the US official was quoted saying.