MOROTO – Although government has closed all the entry points of people coming in and out of Uganda, security officials in Karamoja region are facing it hard to enforce this due to the porous border of Kenya and Karamoja, and South Sudan to Karamoja.
Speaking to PML Daily on Wednesday, April 1, Mr. Gerald Twishime Byensi, the Mt Moroto regional police commander said much as they have deployed manpower along the genuine routes Nakiloro border of Moroto, and Kenya Turkana and also Amudat to Kenya but they are faced with a big challenge of the porous border and that people just enter to Moroto from anywhere.
Mr.Twimisime said several people are dodging to pass the designated route where security personnel can block them from entering into the country or going out of the country instead people are using funny routes to enter into Uganda.
“We have intensified operations patrolling along the border of Kenya and Uganda but the challenge is that the majority of people in Karamoja are pastoralists who actually enter to the country from where anywhere,” he said.
Mr. Twiahime appeals the general public to work with security officials to ensure that the keep watch any visitor’s who cross into Uganda for proper management.
On Tuesday, March 31, President Museveni ordered country lockdown for 14 days as a measure to tame the raising cases of coronavirus that has shoot up to 44.