Christmas may be seven weeks away, but the police is already working on measures to tighten security during the festive season.
At least 2,000 policemen are to be deployed countrywide, specially for the Christmas and New Year seasons. In Kampala, recent police swoops have netted criminal gangs, compelling senior officers to warn that crime is likely to escalate towards the festivities.
“We have started operations and so far, 30 suspects, who have been terrorising the city, have been arrested,” Henry Kintu, the division police commander at the Kampala Central police station, said last week.
Kintu told The Observer that the suspects largely targeted women, snatching bags, mobile phones and other belongings. Others jump into vehicles stuck in traffic, pull out pistols and grab money, laptops and other items.
Source : The Observer