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Security Tight in Moroto As Revelers Prepare to Usher in New Year

Military presence in town is a common sight with night patrols in a move to ensure that there is adequate security in the district.
There is heightened security in Moroto town as residents prepare to usher in the New Year.

Military presence in town is a common sight with night patrols in a move to ensure that there is adequate security in the district.

Over the past two weeks, at least seven raids by unknown people have been recorded in the areas of Nadunget and Rupa Sub County in Moroto district.

Some residents are however living in fear and are forced to enter their houses early.

A resident of Kata mukono who spoke on condition of anonymity said that they go to bed as early as 8: 00 pm.

Anne Nakiru of Natumkasikou cell in North Division in Moroto town says the presence of the military is positive development but wants the UPDF to ensure that that there is an end to the raids in Karamoja.

The UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson, Telesphor Turymumanya said the patrols are a normal security measure to ensure that people celebrate the New Year peacefully.

Meanwhile, revelers are warming up to usher in the New Year at Mount Moroto Hotel and Tita Palace where fireworks will be displayed.  

          

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