At the moment, however, Army and police personnel have now been deployed in all public spaces such as Children's Park, the Leisure Park in Kitooro and Mayor's Garden in Katabi-Namate village and also along the Kampala-Entebbe highway.
Roadblocks have been mounted around all access roads in the precincts of the NUP offices and the main old Kira Road. No pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle is allowed to use the Old Kira Road stretch from Kamwokya to Bukoto, an area now surrounded by heavily armed police, local defence and military personnel.
In the City centre, there is a visible security presence at Wandegeya traffic lights, Clock Tower, Shoprite traffic lights, Kibuye roundabout, Bombo road junction, Nsambya traffic lights and Jinja Road.
The five were identified as Lokoru Lokiru, who was serving a four-year jail-term for failure to protect war materials, James Lochokon who was on remand for murder, Godfrey Musambwa, serving a four-year term for defilement, Moses Loyesereng also serving four years for theft and Richard Kamokoin, serving 11-years for murder.
The suspected criminal gangs are reportedly operating in the Sub –Counties of Awach, Paibona, Bungatira and Omel in Gulu District. They are known for housebreaking, attacking locals, theft, and robbery, among others.
The Presidents included Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Ethiopia’s Sahle Worke Zewde and Alpha Conde of Guinea. Others were Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, and Hage Geingob of Namibia. The Presidents were received by ministers, officials from foreign affairs at Entebbe International Airport.