Niwagaba Akim, 13 and Ayinamaani Rhamathan, 10 years have been freed.
The two sons of Seth Bahati and Joselyn Ampere were on Saturday, July 20, 2019, kidnapped by armed men from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
They had allegedly gone to tend to their rice garden on the Democratic Republic of Congo side of the border with their mother when the kidnappers struck.
According to police spokesman for Kigezi Sub Region, Mr Elly Maate, the pupils of Ntungamo Primary School in Butogota Town Council, in Kanungu District, were released after their parents paid ransom worth Shs2 million.
The kidnappers, Maate said on Monday had demanded for Shs4 million.
A deal was negotiated via text messages on the police mobile phone.
“The kidnappers strictly used text messages to negotiate the ransom to be paid. After the ransom was paid, the pupils were released and received by their excited parents and relatives,” Mr Maate said.
Jackson Tukahirwa, an uncle to the kidnapped pupils said the family received their children on Sunday around 8:30pm after they had walked about two kilometres into DRC.
Similar cases in Kanungu
Kidnap of Ugandan citizens by Congolese Armed men along the porous border has been going on for several years.
In April, two school were abducted by unidentified suspected Congolese Militia in Nyabirehe village, Kihembe Parish in Kanungu District and later released and handed over to their parents after Shs3.5 million ransom was paid to the abductors.
In April an American Tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and her driver Jean Paul Mirenge were kidnapped from Ishasha Sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and taken to Democratic Republic of Congo where they spent five days in captivity until a ransom was paid to secure their release.
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