Ismail Kaawo, the Rwenzori East Acting regional police Spokesperson says that the police and sister agencies have intensified operations to deal with suspected criminals in the region and residents who will not adhere to the directives.
Security personnel in Kasese District have warned residents to avoid travelling at night. The warning follows two separate bomb explosions on Saturday
On Saturday, an explosion went off at Digida Pork Joint in Komamboga
killing one person. Two days later, an explosive device went off from within
Swift Bus as it travelled through Lungala in Mpigi district.
Ismail Kaawo, the Rwenzori East Acting regional police Spokesperson
says that the police and sister agencies have intensified operations to deal
with suspected criminals in the region and residents who will not adhere to the directives.
According to Kaawo, Kasese being a border district is prone to
infiltration of wrong elements from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. He says the operations are also meant to curb the increasing cases
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Kaawo said security forces are also intensifying monitoring
surveillance around hotels, taxi, bus parks and markets places. He also asked
transport operators to desist from picking passengers along the way.
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The Kasese Resident District Commissioner- RDC Lt. Joe Walusimbi
says they are aware that some people have been faulting the Covid-19
regulations including disobeying the curfew hours but they have re-enforced
There is a visible increase in the security measures and the
vigilance of the security personnel in the district especially around the bus
and taxi parks.
Jockus Matise, the chairperson taxi drivers say they have heightened
their surveillance to ensure there is safety of both the operators and passengers.
He is also asking the government to provide public places with metal detectors.
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Last week, a joint Uganda security team arrested 13 suspects it
alleges are members or linked to the Allied Democratic Force (ADF), a
designated terrorist group which the Islamic State in Central Africa Province
(ISCAP) confirmed as an affiliate in 2019.
The men were apprehended in various operations in Paidha
Town in Zombo District, Njeru near Jinja City and in Kasese