The Police in Kiira region has heightened security after leaflets
were dropped in different in Jinja city and Jinja district.
Security personnel have intensified both foot and motorized patrols
in the different suburbs within the Kiira region, to beef up the already
existing efforts of village security committees.
The leaflets which carried messages threatening to kill police
officers and members of the public were scattered in the wards of Mafubira and
Budondo, in Northern Division, in Jinja City.
“Prepare yourselves, we are planning to behead only 20 people who
will range from women, youths and the elderly,” reads one of the leaflets in
part dropped in Kivubuka cell, Budondo ward.
Rosette Nakawoma, a resident of Wanyange cell in Mafubira ward
says that they have remained vigilant and are also relying on security
personnel for protection.
Ayub Wabika, the Northern Division Mayor says that they are
currently mobilizing village chairpersons to reinforce the neighbourhood watch
policy, which will unanimously increase the levels of community vigilance and
ability to rebut any form of insecurity within their areas of residence.
Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that a team of
security personnel has been assigned with the responsibility of examining some
of the leaflets, which will ease the efforts of tracking down the