Rwanda National Police Hands over two foreign vehicles Recovered in Rwanda
Two vehicles that were reported stolen and intercepted as they entered Rwanda were on 21 April, 2016Â handed over to their owners.
The two vehicles are, Toyota Land Cruiser that was intercepted and impounded on March 25 as it entered Rwanda from Uganda through Kagitumba border and a Toyota Harrier that was stolen from Kenya but intercepted as it entered Rwanda from DR Congo through Rusizi border.
Toyota Harrier was carjacked from Samson Vukono Masika from Nairobi six months ago, it was intercepted crossing the border baring a Congolese number plate CGO 5815AB|22. Its original Kenyan plate, according to the logs in the Interpol I-24/7 criminal database system is KBX 335U.
For the Toyota Land Cruiser, it had been reported stolen from the factory in Japan but after interception in Rwanda, Stanley Katembeya who had it proved that he had authentically bought it, the matter was reported to National Central Bureau (NCB) of Uganda and Japan who will finalize the case with the current owner, Mr, Katembeya since he had spent moneyÂ buying it.
Â Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Tony Kuramba, commissioner for Interpol and Cooperation handed over the vehicles to Masika and Katembeya respectively in an event held at Rwanda National Police headquarter in Kacyiru.
Speaking after receiving his vehicle, Masika said; â€œThieves put me at gunpoint and took my car, I was very scared and thought I would not get it back but I went through the procedures of reporting to the authorities. I was very excited after knowing that the Rwandan Police had intercepted it and wanted me to have it back.â€
He added that; â€œThe credibility of Rwandan Police is exceptional, I am very impressed by the services and professionalism; how they talked to me and how much they expressed interest in helping me throughout the process ofÂ having my car back,I wantÂ to express my heartfelt gratitude to RNP.”
Katembeya also echoed similar appreciations saying that, â€œI can only wish that this country continue being this good; such kind of services are not common in many countries and I deeply appreciate the Rwanda National Police for being helpful .â€
After handing over the cars, ACP Kuramba said, â€œThough criminals don’t respect borders, they must know that wherever they try to hide, they cannot beat security organs with the current interconnectedness and existing policing architecture.â€
He appealed to the public to always ask for original certificates before purchasing cars and any other goods to avoid falling prey of organized criminals.