At the entrance of the offices, security has been enhanced to ensure the safety of people accessing the facilities. At KCCA, every vehicle accessing the premises is thoroughly checked. They asked the motorists entering the hotel to not only open their car doors but also the car boot for a look around, before continuing to the parking lot.
A Police dog sniffing around in KCCA Public Library and Information Center for any suspicious item five days after the twin bomb blasts
Capital City Authority-KCCA and buildings hosting government offices along
Parliament Avenue have reopened four days after they were closed following last
week's twin bomb explosions.
The twin bombings hit Kampala at the Central Police Station-CPS on Buganda road
and the IPS building along Parliament Avenue killing six people and injuring 33
Following the explosions,
security cordoned off part of Parliamentary Avenue from National Theatre to Food
Hub at Jinja Road as part of the investigations into the bombings.
Avenue and George Street that host several government institutions which include the Parliament of
Uganda, 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 partially closed until Friday when they started returning to
entrance of the offices, security has been enhanced to ensure the safety of people
accessing the facilities.
At KCCA, police
brought in a sniffer dog to check for explosives in the Public Library and
Information Center. Every vehicle accessing the premises is thoroughly checked.
They asked the motorists entering the hotel to not only open their car doors
but also the car boot for a look around, before continuing to the parking lot.
For pedestrians, the guest goes through the walk-through metal detector and
their bags are searched.
House where the office of the Inspectorate of Government-IG is situated, there was
restricted access to the offices. No guest is not allowed to sit at the waiting
area without first identifying themselves.
the spokesperson of the IG says the office is trying to resume operations
Apart from KCCA and IG’s office, security at other government offices including
the Ministry of Education, Justice and Constitutional Affairs, ICT and National
Guidance and the Uganda Prisons Service Headquarters has equally been enhanced
The Kampala Metropolitan
Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire says that people should be
security cautious. He says security shall have sniffer dogs in different areas
of the government offices to detect any dangerous devices.
He also says
Police have advised all government offices to enhance security at checkpoints.
Parliament Avenue is
still closed except for Pedestrians going to government offices and civil
servants in those offices. It is not yet known when the road shall be opened and
normalcy returns to the area.