No vigilance in Kabale despite recent attacks in the country

By Israel Alex Muhumuza

There residents and operators of public places in Kabale town are yet to observe vigilance despite the recent explosions in the country that have left locals scared.

With most areas crowded, there are no deliberate efforts to have in place preventive measures aimed at averting possible attacks.

In most public places, checking of visitors is not being taken into consideration leaving the people visiting the place at risk in case of a terrorist attack.

 At Kabale Regional Referral hospital, which admits Patients from the six districts of the Kigezi sub-region namely Kabale, Kisoro, Rukiga, Rubanda, Rukungiri, and Kanungu as well as those from Ntungamo district, security personnel at the hospital main entrance were not checking people who enter or leave the facility.

The only measures in place are aimed at checking the spread of COVID-19 while security is measures remain relaxed.

At Kabale central market, no security officer was cited at the entrance to check those with bags, and luggage giving a chance to people entering and freely exiting the market.

Amos Niwagaba a butcher at Central market revealed that they operate a business at risk and appealed to security heads in the district to deploy security personnel at the entrance for safety. He revealed that the current situation in the country requires combined efforts.

 In a bid to amplify security measures, Police today morning embarked on sensitizing taxi and bus operators together with passengers on how to ensure their safety and security, following the recent bomb explosion incidence in a swift bus that was headed to Bushenyi.

The  Chairman Kabale Bus operator, Henry Ariho said that all bus companies operating in the Jurisdiction of Kabale district will install detectors and the entire luggage will be checked.

According to George Twinobuhamizo, OC traffic Kabale police station, the move was intended to sensitize bus and taxi operators to front vigilance s a way of guarding themselves against the tyranny of terrorists

Uganda police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that the police have already instructed all territorial commanders to move in and ensure that they enforce all the curfew guidelines in addition to encouraging locals to remain on alert.