In the City centre, there is a visible security presence at Wandegeya traffic lights, Clock Tower, Shoprite traffic lights, Kibuye roundabout, Bombo road junction, Nsambya traffic lights and Jinja Road.
Military personnel have been deployed at all major road junctions
in Kampala City.
In the City centre, there is a visible security presence at Wandegeya traffic
lights, Clock Tower, Shoprite traffic lights, Kibuye roundabout, Bombo road
junction, Nsambya traffic lights and Jinja Road.
At all the junctions, Boda-Boda riders are not allowed to go beyond the checkpoints.
At Wandegeya, motorcyclists are diverted to Makerere-Nakulabye road. Roads
leading to Nakasero near the State House have been blocked from being used by
both motorcyclists and drivers.
Security has also deployed heavily along Jinja road, Lugogo bypass and several
parts of the Nakawa Ntinda area.
At Bweyogerere and Kireka trading centre, military, police and the
Local Defense Unit (LDU) personnel are stationed at the trading centre, while
more than six double cabin pickups are seen carrying armed security officers.
At least two security officers are seen on motorcycles patrolling the Jinja
highway, areas from Ntinda, Spear Motors among others. On several junctions
like the Lugogo Bypass, security forces are seen patrolling on foot.
There was a heavy traffic Jam between Jinja Road traffic lights and the Electoral
Commission offices as cars transporting delegates to the swearing-in branched
off towards Kololo grounds from the roundabout.
Petrol stations in Nakulabye, Bwaise, Kawempe, Mengo, Wandegeya, Kampala road
and Jinja road are being guarded by military, general duty police, Field Force
Unit and some counter-terrorism personnel.
Security at markets has also not been neglected. There is police and military
at entrances of markets such as Wandegeya, Kasubi, USAFI and St Balikuddembe
commonly known as Owino. In Kisekka market which is known to be a centre of
chaos currently has a calm atmosphere. Military and police are also on high
alert on road leading to Kisekka market.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.