Police arrest Somali from Makindye guesthouse
Publish Date: Jun 12, 2014
Police arrest Somali from Makindye guesthouse
  • mail
  • img

By Ronald Mubiru

The Police have in custody a man of Somali origin who was arrested at a Makindye guesthouse without documentation on him.

The man, who identified himself as Abduraman Saleh was arrested Wednesday morning from Executive Guest House Facilities Bar and Restaurant located on Makindye House of the World Cup that begins Thursday.

Police has lately called for vigilance following repeated terrorism threats by the Somalia based al shabaab targeting masses of people.

The operation that was led by RPC Kampala South, James Ruhweza after concerned staff at the guesthouse called police when they asked the man to identify himself and he had no documents on him.

Josephine Nakiganda, a staff at the guesthouse said Saleh took up residence on Monday and was paying sh20,000 daily for accommodation.

Saleh was found with marijuana when police searched his room.

Saleh, on interrogation, said he was waiting for his mother and brothers who were going to bring his luggage today Thursday.

Following his arrest, police carried out an operation in the area and places that were found with wanting security were closed. Makindye is a renowned recreational hub with several bars and guesthouses and is a favourite for football fans.

In July 2010, on the day of the World Cup final, terrorism manifested itself on Ugandan soil when terrorists killed scores of football fans at a bar in Kabalagala and Kyadondo rugby club.

Makindye guesthouse was a target that night, only the bomb did not go off. The manager of the place got suspicious of a ringing phone that had been left behind in a satchel and refused to pick it. It later turned out the bomb was to detonate the moment the call was picked.


Suspected terrorists enter Uganda - Police

Uganda beefs up security after Kenya attacks

U.S. warns of terror attack

US warns of terrorist threat to Uganda churches



The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
National Teachers Day: Museveni
As you all know, Monday, 5th October, was the national teacher's day. Here in Kampala, at the Lugogo Cricket oval to be specific, a beaming President Museveni took his place as Guest of honor....
Educationists advise education ministry to decentralize medical boards
Education officers and Inspectors of Schools have asked the ministry of education to decentralize medical boards to effectively attend to terminally sick teachers....
Independence Day: As it happened
Text commentary of the 53rd Independence Day anniversary as it unfolded at Kaunda grounds in Gulu on Friday....
Museveni receives UNRA Commission report
President Yoweri Museveni has commended the tremendous work done by members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the Uganda National Roads’ Authority (UNRA)....
UWEC unveils Letaba, Kibonge’s heir
It took time for many tourists at the Uganda Wild life Education Centre (UWEC) to notice what had happened at the lion's confine....
VP warns against hurried scrapping of death penalty
The Vice President EdwardSsekandi has said that abolishing death penalty for capital offenders needs sensitization so that the victims and those affected by such crimes and the community can appreciate such a move....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter