Uganda And Kenya Increase Security After Paris Shooting

Uganda And Kenya Increase Security After Paris Shooting

Local reports say, Uganda and Kenya have stepped security following the Paris attacks to prevent militant Islamists from striking in the two East African states.

Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said police and the army had increased patrols to prevent attacks, especially by militants from the al-Shabab group, which is active in the region, the state-owned New Vision newspaper reports.

The private standard newspaper reports that In Kenya, security has been increased at all borders. More police officers were also deployed on Sunday to churches, shopping centres and other public places, it adds.

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Police chief Joseph Boinnet has appealed the public to exercise maximum level of alertness as the Police step up vigilance.

Al-Shabab killed about 150 people in an assault on Kenya's Garissa University College in April, and at least 67 in an attack on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi in 2013. In Uganda, twin bombings by al-Shabab in 2010 left more than 70 people dead.

 

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