Residents of Katikekile Sub County in Moroto district are excited about
the construction of a police Station in Nakiloro, at the border
point between Uganda and Kenya.
The sub-county has only one police post at the Sub County headquarters but the area
which is a growing centre has been without any security personnel, which
exposed the women and children to abuse.
Veronica Lokeris, a resident of Nakiloro Parish said the
intervention is timely. Lokeris who donated the land for a police station says
the community especially the women is facing several cases of domestic abuse.
She hopes with the construction
of a police station in the area criminal acts will be reduced.
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Loumo Apailoro another resident of Nakiloro is hopeful that their main
challenge concerning domestic violence will be reduced.
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The Katikekile Sub County Chairperson, Abraham Dengel Lobur
expressed optimism that the deployment of police at the border area will go a
long way in addressing insecurity.
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The police post at Nakiloro Border is one of the seven police
stations the office of the Prime Minister has started constructing in Karamoja
to improve safety and security in the region.
Others are being built in the districts of Amudat, Abim, Karenga, Kotido,
Napak, and Nakapiripirit at an estimated cost of 6.2 billion shillings.
Speaking at the launch of the construction, the Minister for Karamoja Affairs Dr Goretti Kitutu says that the government
was committed to securing the population in the region.
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Dr Kitutu said the government would build the capacity of the police in law
enforcement regarding human rights and protection of the girl child in the
According to Isiah Kitimbo, the Communication Officer in the Office
of the Prime Minister 500 police officers will be trained in human rights
issues and policing.