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Construction of Police Posts in Karamoja Excites Residents

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.
03 Sep 2021 15:52

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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 region.

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.

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