However, the Kiira region police commander, Dauda Hiriga argues that the continued unregulated traffic flow between the two districts has created congestion and increases the risk of covid-19 infections if not controlled.
The residents, most of them casual labourers and market vendors say that security teams are demanding national and work identity cards, from every person who intends to cross the Nile bridge, yet many of them do not have documents and do not belong to the category of essential workers who are allowed to cross the district boundary.
Unlike usual operations where only two traffic officers are seen manning the Nalufenya check point, today there are scores of armed Uganda People's’ Defense Forces-UPDF personnel, general duty police officers and field force police unit personnel.
Kakiriho, clad in a brown striped shirt and a black trouser, stood at the pedestrian walkway of the bridge for close to 30 minutes. He had written a leaflet with his personal details and dropped some documents in the flowing river waters before attempting to drown himself
The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users.