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Security Stepped Up At Border Points in Eastern Uganda

The Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Rogers Taitika, said they have stepped up security at the border to ensure no one enters the country illegally.
Security tightened at Mbale Central Police station.

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Security agencies have stepped security at Lwakhakha border points in Namisindwa, Tororo, and Busia Districts.

Following the two bomb attacks in Kampala on Tuesday, attacks, security around the border districts in Eastern Uganda has been stepped up. 

At the Lwakhakha border, Police and other security agencies have been deployed at the various entry points and sniffer dogs are deployed to check all the vehicles and passengers entering the country.     

The Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Rogers Taitika, said they have stepped up security at the border to ensure no one enters the country illegally.

He said that different security agencies have been deployed at different border points.

In Busia, the district security committee resolved to beef up its security at the porous points to avoid illegal entrants into the country.   

At the border point, there is thorough checking of trucks and people entering the country from neighboring Kenya by Counter-Terrorism -CT Officers and the regular police.

John Rex Achila, the Busia Resident District says that there are more than 200 porous points at Malaba in Tororo District. He said that they have started sensitizing residents and the LCI Chairpersons to look out for suspicious people in their respective areas.

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Idi Mona, the chairman of Busia Taxi driver’s Cooperative Society says that they want security checking at the park to be constant. He also urged all the Taxi operators to be vigilant and cooperate with security personnel.

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Sam Bwire, Ibrahim Sumba among other residents says that there is a need for local leaders in the villages at borderlines to introduce registration books for whoever enters the country using porous points to get registered for easy tracing.

In Mbale City, there is restricted entry into the Mbale Central Police Station.  The Resident City Commissioner, Ahamada Washaki, asked supermarkets and other public places to step up security and be vigilant.    

On Wednesday, the State Minister for Defence Jacob Markson Oboth, while reopening the small border gate at Malaba Border Point in Tororo, cautioned security operatives at the border against receiving bribes from foreigners to allow them into the country illegally.

 
 

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