Uganda Police Force has beefed up security for top city businessmen and investors both local and international.
Police said the security step has been taken following the recent threats that were circulated in form of letters to investors and businessmen.
According to Police Spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima, the police force has since met the concerned people to assure them of appropriately defeating and apprehending the criminal elements.
“We have intensified our operations, visited many factories and business personalities as they were part of the target by criminal elements,” Kayima said.
“We have dully advised them on what has to be done to ensure total security and safety of persons and premises.”
Incidentally, On Monday a factory in Nagalama, Mukono district was attacked by a criminal gang.
It was reported that an assortment of goods were robbed including cash money amounting to shs 6.5 million.
In the robbery, private security guards were injured and their two weapons stolen.
Police publicist said that police quickly responded and intervened.
He also said police arrested some suspects and recovered the two weapons.
Top police chiefs visited the facility and assured the management that police shall apprehend all suspects that participated in the crime.
On Thursday evening, the police spokesperson revealed that the agency has also heightened security for the investors.
“We have equally strengthened security for all other factories and business personalities,” he said.
He advised the public to make good use of the counter telephone numbers so as to alert police quickly and appropriately call for police intervention.
The investors were advised to install CCTV on their promises so as to help ward off or help on identification of criminals.
Last week, Panga welding thugs attacked a city furniture business man, Arch Rwego and hacked him to death.
The gruesome incident took place in Najjera in Kiira municipality.
On Friday morning when chimp corps visited Namanve industrial park, police presence was visible in specific random areas of the park.
police revealed that locals accepted cooperation during investigations “and so far three suspects have been arrested and confessed to the murder.”