Crime & Investigation

Uganda Diplomatic Mission Driver Arrested In New York

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According to NJ News, Agaba was driving a late-model Mercedes-Benz belonging to the mission, which represents Uganda in the United Nations.

According to officials from police, Agaba has a New York driver’s license.

Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary, Amb James Mugume, was not readily available for comment.

The incident, which is likely to embarrass government, occurred just a few days after President Yoweri Museveni arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

Port Authority Police notified the U.S. state department and the Ugandan Mission about the arrest.

Police said it intended to release the Mercedes-Benz back to the mission.

Police charged Agaba with driving under the influence, careless driving and failing to obey pavement markings.

The President who arrived in New York on Sunday is accompanied by his wife who is also Minister for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni.

They were received by Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr. Richard Nduhuura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa and the Minister Counselor at Uganda’s UN Mission in New York, Beatrice Pacunega.

The President on Monday attended the second meeting of the UN Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace and Security Cooperation Framework on DRC and the Summit of the AU Peace and Security Council.

All heads of states and governments and their delegations will later be hosted to a reception by US President Barack Obama and Mrs Michelle Obama at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

President Museveni is today expected to address the UN General assembly. The general debate for the session will be held from September 24 to 27.


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