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Uganda beefs up security after Kenya attacks

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th May 2014

Public places without enough security will be closed to avoid terror in the country, Police have warned.

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By Darious Magara and Wilfred Sanya

Public places without enough security will be closed to avoid terror in the country, Police have warned.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said schools have security guidelines set by the ministry and security agencies that have to be observed strictly.

“All public places without enough security  like buildings, school, parks and entertainment places will be closed if they are found  without enough security,” Enanga said during a weekly police briefing on Monday.

He warned that Ugandans need to increase their security consciousness following an attack on neighboring Kenya. The terrorists attacked Mombasa and Nairobi on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

He said Uganda and the Kenyan government are working together for the safety of their citizens.

Enanga pointed out that Uganda has not witnessed further cases of terror due to vigilance among the people and called for continued vigilance of all stakeholders.

“As schools are due to open, they should follow the stipulated guidelines by the Ministry of Education” he warned.

Enanaga said Police have beefed up security and will make an operation to see if the guidelines are followed tightly.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old Kenyan national wanted by Kenyan police, George Lwoch, is being held at Central Police Station. He was arrested for conning a Ugandan businessman one Kamala of sh2.5m in Kyegegwa.

Enanga said the suspect was arrested in Kampala as he tried to print Ugandan money. It is alleged that he has conned several people in similar deals.

He said the suspect faces charges of obtaining of money by false pretense.

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