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Action Museveni has taken following Nairobi's Dusit terror attack

Security in the East Africa region

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni during a past address at his country home in Rwakitura (Reuters)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's administration has beefed up security in Kampala following the Dusit terror attack in Nairobi.

Media reports indicate that the number of police officers patrolling the city's streets have doubled in the week following the Nairobi attack.

Assistant Inspector General of Police, Abbas Byakagaba, issued a memo just a day after the Al Shabaab attack ordering his officers to be on high alert.


Restrictions for Media Personnel

Journalists in the country have also been issued with new protocol measures regarding attendance of police pressers.

Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga advised media houses that only two journalists from each outlet would be allowed to attend a police event as part of the new protocol.

The changes in security measures, however, did not prevent panic within the city after messages were circulated indicating an imminent terror attack earlier in the week.


The unverified messages warned that an attack would occur in a fortnight in addition to claims that four suspects had already been arrested.

"Police will only release information, including terror alerts, upon accurate and honest acknowledgement of any real threats.

"The public is asked to go about their business without any fear," Enanga stated.


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