Police on Monday raided MTN head offices in Kampala, arrested and deported two of the telecom’s employees.
The two identified as Olivier Prentout, a French national and Annie Tabura, a Rwandan were accused of compromising the Uganda national security.
According to Ms Polly Namaye, the Deputy police spokesperson, security agencies in the close coordination with immigration officials have for long been investigating their involvement in national security threat acts.
“We want to commend the Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship control for strengthening the screening procedures at all border points. We strongly believe that the deportation of the two foreigners, who were using their employment as tools to achieve their ill motives, has enabled us disrupt their intended plans of compromising our national security,”
Ms Namaye wrote in a statement.
Daily monitor reports indicate that MTN Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager, Val Oketcho confirmed the development and promised to issue out a statement shortly.
In July 2018, security agents in civilian wear, raided the MTN data centre in Mutundwe, south of Kampala, which the telecom said in a statement was out of order.