Prior to the shooting incident, a police patrol vehicle would go through the Expressway three times a day from Mpala in Katabi town council to Busega in Kampala. Traffic officers would occasionally stage at Kajjansi round about along the road to prevent reckless drivers from accessing the road.
A Police Patrol Vehicle
Police has tightened security
along the Entebbe Expressway following the assassination of two people on Friday
Melina Tumukunde and Joshua
Ruhegyera Ntereho were gunned down at Nambigirwa Bridge towards Mpala in Katabi
Town Council in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Corporal Davis Taremwa,
a police officer attached to the Counter Terrorism Unit was picked up on Friday
afternoon in connection to the killings. Following the shooting, police has
deployed more officers along the Expressway to prevent further assassinations.
Prior to the sooting incident, a police patrol vehicle would go through the Expressway three times a
day from Mpala in Katabi town council to Busega in Kampala. Traffic officers
would occasionally stage at Kajjansi round about along the road to prevent
reckless drivers from accessing Entebbe Expressway.
The officer would also
institute another road block around Serena Kigo to monitor the Expressway.
However, more officers have been deployed at several spots along the
expressway. Our reporter has seen police
officers stationed at the Kitende flyover, Nambirigwa Bridge and Kajjansi round
about for the last three days.
There is also an
increased presence of security officers at the Mpala road toll, close to
Nambirigwa Bridge where the shooting happened.
Previously only two
officers would be deployed at this spot. However, the number of officers has
now more than doubled.
Baker Kawonawo, the Entebbe Police Division Commander, said the deployment is
important as Police continues with investigations into the murder
"Actually if you never expected such deployment after such an incident, you
wouldn't be considerate. We strive to secure the country especially in places
that are seen to be dangerous spots." Kawonawo said.
There has been an
outcry from the road users about increased armed robberies and theft since the
Entebbe expressway was launched in 2018.