In a security meeting with residents, and local leaders chaired by KMP Commandment Stephen Tanui at Komamboga playground on Sunday, few meters from the scene of crime, Tanui who vowed to apprehend all curfew violators in Kampala areas also faulted area police officers and their commanders for looking on when people continuously violated curfew regulations.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, senior commissioner of Police
Stephen Tanui has blamed the area Police officers in Komamboga area for
being reluctant in enforcement of night curfew time restrictions.
follows an explosion that occurred on Saturday night at Georon, a small
eatery next to the famous Digida Pork joint in Komamboga suburb,
Kawempe Division in Kampala District, that left one person dead and
others severely injured.
Police said that three
people, Rose Nakitto, Annet Kiconco and Peter Ssengozi were critically
injured while Emily Nyineneza, a waiter succumbed to the injuries.
a security meeting with residents, and local leaders chaired by KMP
Commandment Stephen Tanui at Komamboga playground on Sunday, few meters
from the scene of crime, Tanui who vowed to apprehend all curfew
violators in Kampala areas also faulted area police officers and their
commanders for looking on when people continuously violated curfew
“The directives are very clear, no one
should be in the bar or any place past 7:00 pm. But because of reluctant
officers these places were open. Now they will start giving excuses on
this and that. But this unwillingness is very unacceptable in police,"
He however, promised local
leaders that there will be intensified operations that will fish out
those people who still violate curfew regulations.
//Cue in “aba police bawano ”
Cue out “bwebasanga nga bananyini. ”//
the area leaders is Noah Mukasa Sserumaga, chairperson Central
zone-Komamboga, who reported to the authorities that the area has more
than 10 bars that operate past curfew time without any interruption.
claims that police officers at Komamboga police post always find
difficulty to enforce curfew at these places since some of them are
reportedly owned and managed by their high ranking security
//Cue in “oyo omukazi ayononye”
Cue out “buli kyimu naye. ”//
Sserunjogi, the Kawempe Division Mayor calls on police to beef-up
intelligence between Police and locals that can lead to the arrest and
closure of places that are still defying curfew.
think that Police intelligence is very lacking, I mean there is no
connection with local people," he added. He questioned how people gather
to drink everyday and yet police say they don’t know about these places
operating. Sserunjogi appealed to police to improve on community
policing which he believes will help in fighting such acts.
however indicate that some police commanders in Kampala Metropolitan
North have been arrested in relation to the blast in Komamboga. But Fred
Enanga, the Police spokesperson, could not confirm or deny the
“I cannot confirm any arrest of our territorial
commanders, but when we have such an incident, we do review and evaluate
circumstances. We look at our security posture, and then the response
of our teams, but all this is under review by competent teams and if
there is any arrest we shall be communicating to the public," says