Police first made the teenager’s arrest on Wednesday night, after he was found walking in Binyonyi Zone, Luwero Town Council, by night patrol officers.
His movement during the night time curfew, in addition to the bag he was carrying triggered suspicion by officers on duty after they stopped and interrogated him.
Three days after the United Kingdom issued a terror alert for its citizens in Uganda, the Inspector General of Police –IGP Martin Ochola, has directed the force’s Counter-Terrorism –CT unit to increase vigilance on vital spaces. The UK indicated that terrorists are planning an indiscriminate attack on among others places frequented by foreigners.
“Police have not helped us," are defence secretary Muhammed Konde said. "They do not patrol these areas in the night. We have people who keep walking in this place throughout the night and we cannot stop them. We are armed only with sticks and we don’t know what they are carrying in the night. We are overwhelmed as leaders. Locals wake up early going for work and they are often attacked. We need security."