A Ugandan official says the country wants to claim a $5 million reward offered by the United States for the capture of a Rwandan genocide suspect.
Ugandan minister Isaac Musumba said Thursday the east African nation would welcome any payment for Monday's arrest of Idelphonse Nizeyimana in the Ugandan capital. He will be tried in a U.N.-backed tribunal.
Nizeyimana was wanted for orchestrating the killings of thousands of people in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, including children, hospital patients, priests and an elderly and revered African queen. More than 500,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the genocide.
The reward was offered as part of a program to pursue terrorists and those who have committed crimes against humanity.