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Police are maintaining tight controls across the country this festive season following intelligence reports of possible terrorist attacks.
Ibin Ssenkumbi the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says the surveillance, dubbed Operation Access Control, involves police patrols in the taxi and bus parks. He explains that the police have taken over security in these areas, carrying out thorough security checks at all terminals in and out of the parks.
All passengers are required to submit their luggage to searches and if the need arises, body searches are also conducted.
Additionally, there are foot and motorized patrols across Kampala.
Ssenkumbi appeals to the public to cooperate with police officers in order to ensure that no terrorists infiltrate public transport centers.
The latest controls come a week after a bomb exploded on a Kampala-bound bus in downtown Nairobi. Shortly after the explosion, the militant Islamist group Al Shabaab made a pronouncement in Mogadishu in which it promised attacks on Uganda and Burundi.
Both countries have contributed soldiers to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.