As we continue to actively monitor the aftermath of yesterday’s attack in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, where 14 innocent lives were lost and several other people severely injured; we want to assure the public that the general security situation in the country is still calm and peaceful.
We extend our deepest sympathies to those impacted by this tragedy and in addition, we do honor the bravery and courage exhibited by the Kenyan Security Forces, after they eliminated the 4 terrorists who participated in the attack. We are meanwhile working closely with our counterparts to verify whether any Ugandan citizens could have been affected by the incident, and advise those planning to travel to Nairobi or other areas to contact security and their travel agencies for further guidance.
And although, there are no specific threats to our country, we do reaffirm our commitment to tackling terrorism and have raised our security level of activities amidst a wider range of interventions, that will enable us reduce further the risks to the public.
We would also like to urge the public that everyone has a role to play in confronting terrorism by remaining alert and report any concerns to the police on toll free numbers 0800199699 and 0800122291.
Any further details will be availed progressively.
CP Enanga Fred
Public Relations Officer
16th January 2019