Uganda Police’s Deputy Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango has revealed that security agencies in the country are monitoring the situation in neighboring Kenya following a spate of bomb attacks in the cities of Mombasa and Nairobi.
“Uganda Police and its sister security agencies are monitoring the situation in Kenya.” Onyango said on Monday evening.
He added saying “This is not purely a domestic issue of Kenya, its terrorism at work”
On Sunday, three people were killed and at least 62 others wounded in two explosions on passenger buses in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
On Saturday, a grenade was thrown in a bus in the coastal city of Mombasa leaving four people dead and another 15 wounded. The bus had just travelled from Nairobi.
Onyango called for vigilance among members of the public.
“We are calling upon the public to be extra vigilant” Onyango said.
Onyango’s comments come days after the home of sheikh Ismael Kalule in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb was raided by police’s counter terrorism unit after police got information that he was been planning attacks on Kampala.
It should be recalled that in 2010, Somali islamist group Al-Shabaab suicide bombers hit Kampala on July 11, 2010 killing 74 people watching the World Cup final at two different venues.
The bombs went off simultaneously on July 11th 2010 at Kyadondo rugby grounds along Jinja road and the Ethiopian Village restaurant in Kabalagala.