Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy KMP police spokesperson, said covert operations have been intensified. Owoyesigyire also confirmed that they have deployed plain clothed team because patrols have been monitored by thugs.
Kasingye, in response to critics of police uniform, says the gaiters were introduced because officers had reported that water penetrates their shoes whenever it rains. The gaiters, according to Kasingye, specifically prevent water from entering the shoes even when attending to their duties during rain.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire identified the suspects as Robert Mugisha and Sam Muyomba, these were arrested in an operation by Katwe police Division that targeted gangs that rob motorcycles in areas of Bunamwaya and Ndejje.
The eight were attacked on Thursday night while fishing on the Ugandan side of River Nile, where they were surrounded by the armed men who were allegedly looking for their cattle. They said that the cattle had been stolen and taken into Uganda.
One of the victims, aged eight, is said to have been lured by a neighbour who asked the minor to follow her, but later handed her to people who hijacked and later defiled the child. She was thereafter strangled and dumped along Church Road, where she was rescued by a police patrol and taken to Naguru Hospital.