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Police & Army Deployed Heavily in Kampala, Normal Business resumes

As the Daily Express News reporter takes a morning ride through the capital on Thursday morning, most of the areas that witnessed chaotic scenes on Wednesday remain calm with businesses returning to normal.

On major roads, such as Jinja Road and Katwe, the roadblocks that had been set up during the COVID-19 lockdown were reinstated.

In Bweyogerere and Kireka suburbs, there was presence of both military and Police personnel and shops were open and normal traffic on the road seen.

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Security personnel also dotted the busy Entebbe Road and parts of the Northern Bypass.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said the situation was back to normal, but that Police had recorded some incidents of fires set up on roads, which he added was being contained.

“The situation is very normal, though we had started recording a few incidents in Kosovo in Lungujja, Mityana road. But Police is monitoring and we are calling upon members of the public not to look on. It is a selected few people who are doing this,” said. Owoyesigire.

He added that checkpoints had been reinstated on all major highways and he called upon members of the public to inform them of any illegal barricades that had been erected.

“We are calling upon members of the public to let us know of any illegal roadblocks that have been set up in their areas to please notify us.”

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At Kisekka market, both the military and Police were checking all the vehicles that were entering, with  mandatory identification by the motorists.

There was also traffic on most of the roads in Kampala.

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