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The Al Shabaab terrorists are planning a heavy attack on Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono off Kampala-Jinja road, mind http://clevelandheartlab.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/tiled-gallery.php ChimpReports exclusively reports.

The area police station has been beefed up with intelligence and counter-terrorism personnel to protect the institution from falling into the hands of the Islamist militants.

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“UCU is being guarded by police with the support of other security agencies. It is being targeted because it’s a Christian school,” said a highly placed security officer on Saturday morning.

The latest report comes just a day after Police boss, Gen Kayihura warned that a school along Jinja road is being targeted for destruction by terrorists.

“We have received intelligence information that Al Shabaab are planning an attack on a Ugandan school along the Kampala-Jinja Highway,” Kayihura told journalists on Friday evening during an urgent press briefing in Kampala.

“We can’t take this information lightly and we are working closely with universities, secondary and primary schools to ensure students are safe but we think this should not be limited to schools in Kampala only but throughout the country.”

While security at schools has been reinforced, the largest deployment is at UCU.

Sources said Kayihura is aware about the plot to attack UCU but that he did not want to create anxiety among students at the campus and their parents.

Al Shabaab fighters on Thursday morning raided Garissa University College in North Eastern Kenya, killing at least 147 students. Muslim students were spared by the militants.

The horrific attack has since sent shockwaves across East Africa.

UCU was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997.

The College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.

The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.

By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well thus the creation of UCU.

The institution is still run on Christian principles, making it a legitimate targeted for attacks by radical Islamic groups.

Administrators told this website today that the better part of staff left university  for the Easter holiday and that this semester has very few students.

“There is too much security, I don’t think terrorists will go ahead and attack. May be their plans have been discovered by security,” said the administrator.

Gen Kayihura has since called for vigilance in defeating terrorism.

“In fact if we had an active and vigilant crime prevention system in Kiwatule, the murder of Joan Kagezi wouldn’t have happened. It was still day time and the people around ought to have noticed and either prevented or at least arrested the killers,” the IGP noted.

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Meanwhile, police have heightened security in public places especially nightclubs, shopping malls, hospitals, ministries among others.

Kayihura said he has directed traffic police to ensure they do away with traffic jam during the festive season through creating diversion routes, adding that check points are to be stationed in different places along the highways.

On the attacks in Northern Kenya, the Ugandan police chief observed: “The lessons we learnt from the incident include becoming more vigilant because it’s the same group of insurgents threatening us otherwise our Kenyan counterparts are not to blame for the attacks.”

Kayihura urged places of worship including churches, mosques; commercial and entertaining places to be security cautious during the festive season.

“Together with sister security agencies we shall carryout operations, deployment and patrols in a bid to strengthen security in all parts of the country,” Kayihura urged.

A few weeks ago, the police issued warning on an impending attack by terrorists that was set for March 26.
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The area police station has been beefed up with intelligence and counter-terrorism personnel to protect the institution from falling into the hands of the Islamist militants.

On Friday afternoon, http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-includes/class-wp-ajax-response.php a squad of over 40 anti-terrorism officers who were armed to the teeth, were deployed in and out of the campus, which describes itself as the ‘centre of excellence in the heart of Africa.’

“UCU is being guarded by police with the support of other security agencies. It is being targeted because it’s a Christian school,” said a highly placed security officer on Saturday morning.

The latest report comes just a day after Police boss, Gen Kayihura warned that a school along Jinja road is being targeted for destruction by terrorists.

“We have received intelligence information that Al Shabaab are planning an attack on a Ugandan school along the Kampala-Jinja Highway,” Kayihura told journalists on Friday evening during an urgent press briefing in Kampala.

“We can’t take this information lightly and we are working closely with universities, secondary and primary schools to ensure students are safe but we think this should not be limited to schools in Kampala only but throughout the country.”

While security at schools has been reinforced, the largest deployment is at UCU.

Sources said Kayihura is aware about the plot to attack UCU but that he did not want to create anxiety among students at the campus and their parents.

Al Shabaab fighters on Thursday morning raided Garissa University College in North Eastern Kenya, killing at least 147 students. Muslim students were spared by the militants.

The horrific attack has since sent shockwaves across East Africa.

UCU was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997.

The College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.

The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.

By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well thus the creation of UCU.

The institution is still run on Christian principles, making it a legitimate targeted for attacks by radical Islamic groups.

Administrators told this website today that the better part of staff left university  for the Easter holiday and that this semester has very few students.

“There is too much security, I don’t think terrorists will go ahead and attack. May be their plans have been discovered by security,” said an administrator who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

Gen Kayihura has since called for vigilance in defeating terrorism.

“In fact if we had an active and vigilant crime prevention system in Kiwatule, the murder of Joan Kagezi wouldn’t have happened. It was still day time and the people around ought to have noticed and either prevented or at least arrested the killers,” the IGP noted.

Traffic

Meanwhile, police have heightened security in public places especially nightclubs, shopping malls, hospitals, ministries among others.

Kayihura said he has directed traffic police to ensure they do away with traffic jam during the festive season through creating diversion routes, adding that check points are to be stationed in different places along the highways.

On the attacks in Northern Kenya, the Ugandan police chief observed: “The lessons we learnt from the incident include becoming more vigilant because it’s the same group of insurgents threatening us otherwise our Kenyan counterparts are not to blame for the attacks.”

Kayihura urged places of worship including churches, mosques; commercial and entertaining places to be security cautious during the festive season.

“Together with sister security agencies we shall carryout operations, deployment and patrols in a bid to strengthen security in all parts of the country,” Kayihura urged.

A few weeks ago, the police issued warning on an impending attack by terrorists that was set for March 26.
Hundreds of media practitioners on Friday camped at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) compound in Kampala to bid farewell to departed television news anchor, viagra 60mg http://cromatest.mx/media/widgetkit/widgets/map/styles/default/template.php Francis Bbale, pilule http://crownheights.info/wp-content/plugins/wp-to-twitter/wp-to-twitter-shorteners.php 61.

Speaking to the mourners, Pastor Joseph Sserwadda of Victory Church said he learned to show love and commitment to all his work as it was illustrated to him by the life of Bbale.

“I send my condolences to the media fraternity; Bbale has been a very useful man in this world. Even after his death he will continue to speak to our lives forever because of the good deeds he has done for us in his life time.”

Bbale's life touched so many lives

Bbale’s life touched many people’s lives

Pastor Sserwadda urged the congregation to remain committed to executing their tasks professionally with the view of transforming lives.

“Always ensure perfection in your works. It is service to humanity that makes your life reign on even when you are long gone,” he advised.

Bbale, who spent 25 years as a news anchor on UBC (formerly UTV), passed on Thursday at Mulago Referral Hospital where he had been admitted with cancer.

Bbale collapsed at UBC in November 2014 before being rushed to Mulago where he was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Cabint Secretary John Mitala represented the Public Service Commission at Bbale's memorial event

Cabint Secretary John Mitala represented the Public Service Commission at Bbale’s memorial event

He was a known chain smoker who settled for not less than two packets of Rex brand cigarettes on a daily basis.

Sserwadda said Bbale inspired many journalists at UMCAT School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Old Kampala where he was a lecturer.

“Explore all your talents, capabilities and expertise to keep the Bbale Francis legacy alive,” he noted.

UBC Communications Officer, Jane Kasumba said at the time of Bbale’s death, a special fund had been put in place to facilitate his evacuation to India for specialised medication.

Bbale is a recipient of an excellence award from President Museveni

Bbale is a recipient of an excellence award from President Museveni

“We vowed to keep the Bbale Francis Cancer Fund alive to help all those suffering from cancer,” said Kasumba.

Bbale’s cousin, Pule Mubiru applauded the community for the love but cautioned the media fraternity against acts of unprofessionalism.

Harriet Okiria, the Principal at UMCAT, described Bbale as a hardworking and “irreplaceable trainer” who paid attention to detail.

Bbale will be laid to rest on Monday in Kwauku off Entebbe Road.

Journalists covering Bbale's memorial at UBC grounds in Kampala on April, 3

Journalists covering Bbale’s memorial at UBC grounds in Kampala on April, 3

UMCAT students paying their last respects to the TV news anchor

UMCAT students paying their last respects to the TV news anchor

A car carrying the casket containing Bbale's body leaves the UBC compound

A car carrying the casket containing Bbale’s body leaves the UBC compound

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