Addressing journalists in Kampala on Monday, Ssenkumbi noted that the incident in Kenya is a lesson to the Ugandans and called for vigilance.
“What happened to our neighbors in Kenya can happen to us in just a blink of an eye. We have therefore deployed more security personnel in malls, arcades and hotels in and around Kampala city,” explained Ssenkumbi
The police spokesperson further warned private security guards on laxity while checking people entering public places especially ublic places.
Ssenkumbi therefore noted that all individuals, luggage and even vehicles should all be checked thoroughly noting that terrorists usually take advantage of such items to carry out their acts.
“The public therefore is called upon to be conscious of objects or items left an attended to and report suspicious people to security in
time,” advised Ssenkumbi.
At least 69 people have so far been killed and 179 injured in clashes between militants and security forces.