The UPDF 3rd Infantry Division which is enforcing the Presidential Directive on disarming the Karimojng is now on standby class one, to prevent any further terror attacks against security installations as wells as the general public.
The arrangement follows reports of laxity among members of the business community especially in arcades, even after the attacks that rocked the city on Tuesday, when two explosives were exploded; one at the Central Police Station in Kampala and another along Parliamentary Avenue in the Central Business District.
At least two patrol vehicles with counter-terrorism, Field force unit officers and military personnel have been deployed at the different police stations to thoroughly check every person and their belongings before they are allowed to access the police station. Foot and motorized patrols are moving in areas around police stations at Jinja road, Kira Road, Jinja Road, Wandegeya Police stations and NaguruPolice headquarterS.
The suspect, identified as Hussein Mbabazi Turinayezu, a resident of Munengwe village in Kibitoki county, Burundi, was arrested on Wednesday while attempting to board a Bismirkan bus from Kisoro, an area that shares a boundary with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Rwanda in South-Western Uganda
In a statement issued by the commission chairperson Mariam Wangadya, she condemned acts of terrorism and violence calling them cowardly and intended to spread fear and terror among peace loving Ugandans.
Several government institutions which include Parliament, Uganda Prisons Service Headquarters, Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Education, the Inspectorate of Government, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology and National Guidance were closed.
At the spot of the bomb blast, between the IPS building and Queens Chambers, everything remains intact including the wreckage of the five cars that got burnt and motorcycles lying on the ground. The newspaper stands and tree branches have all been preserved.
According to the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson, Michael Longole the police and the joint security forces in Karamoja have recovered 9,118 heads of cattle out of the 10,200 that were reported to have been raided or stolen.