Police Bosses On the Spot For Flouting Own Anti Terrorism Guidelines

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However, Richard Busulwa, the manager New Life Guest House in Wobulenzi town council raised his hand and tasked Ninsiima to explain why they had allowed such a huge number of people to convene without being screened yet they were meeting to discuss ways of combating terrorism at public places.

Godfrey Ninsiima, the Luweero District Police Commander was put on the spot at Bukenya Foundation Motel over the weakened to explain why police had allowed more than 100 hoteliers to attend a sensitization meeting on terrorism without being screened.  The hoteliers arrived at Bukenya Foundation Motel at 10am on Saturday and started taking their seats as there was no body to welcome or screen them. The police bosses led by Godfrey Ninsiima, the Luweero District Police Commander found the hall almost full and immediately kicked off the meeting. 

The other members of the team included Ben Kiwanuka, the Officer in charge of Luweero Criminal Investigations department, the head of the Canine section, Fire Officer, the Officer in Charge of Luweero CPS and Kasana outpost. Shortly after the start of the meeting, Richard Busulwa, the manager New Life Guest House in Wobulenzi town council raised his hand and tasked Ninsiima to explain why they had allowed such a huge number of people to convene without being screened yet they were meeting to discuss ways of combating terrorism at public places. 

Busulwa said it would look funny if a terrorist had sneaked into the room and bombed them during a meeting convened to counter terrorism. Ninsiima, who was caught off guard stood up and remained speechless as at the hoteliers mocked him and his team. He later said they had convened to sensitize the hoteliers on taking precautionary security measures to combat terrorism as the participants murmured in discontent. Alice Nanyonjo, the manager Homeland Guest House in Bombo town council criticized police saying it should lead by example.

She says the conduct of Police at the meeting could explain why terror suspects continue evading police arrest despite the various warnings issued by the force. During the meeting, Police announced a series of operations on all public places next week and tasked management to deploy guards and install metal detectors to screen all their patrons. Ninsiima also directed proprietors of guest houses to register all the guests who check into their facilities and warned to arrest anyone who fails to comply with the directive.