agencies have stepped security at Lwakhakha border points in Namisindwa, Tororo,
and Busia Districts.
the two bomb attacks in Kampala on Tuesday, attacks, security around the border
districts in Eastern Uganda has been stepped up.
At the Lwakhakha border, Police and other security agencies have been deployed
at the various entry points and sniffer dogs are deployed to check all the
vehicles and passengers entering the country.
The Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Rogers Taitika, said they have stepped up
security at the border to ensure no one enters the country illegally.
He said that different security agencies have been deployed at different border
In Busia, the district security committee resolved to beef up its security at
the porous points to avoid illegal entrants into the country.
At the border point, there is thorough checking of trucks and people entering
the country from neighboring Kenya by Counter-Terrorism -CT Officers and the
John Rex Achila, the Busia Resident District says that there are more than 200
porous points at Malaba in Tororo District. He said that they have started sensitizing
residents and the LCI Chairpersons to look out for suspicious people in their respective
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Idi Mona, the chairman of Busia Taxi driver’s Cooperative Society says that
they want security checking at the park to be constant. He also urged all the
Taxi operators to be vigilant and cooperate with security personnel.
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Sam Bwire, Ibrahim Sumba among other residents says that there is a need for
local leaders in the villages at borderlines to introduce registration books
for whoever enters the country using porous points to get registered for easy
In Mbale City,
there is restricted entry into the Mbale Central Police Station. The Resident
City Commissioner, Ahamada Washaki, asked supermarkets and other public places
to step up security and be vigilant.
On Wednesday, the State Minister for Defence Jacob Markson Oboth, while reopening
the small border gate at Malaba Border Point in Tororo, cautioned security
operatives at the border against receiving bribes from foreigners to allow them
into the country illegally.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.