16th November 2015, multiple terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 127 people killed and scores others wounded on Friday night.
Uganda security agencies have announced stepped up security personnel in major towns and institutions following the coordinated Paris attacks news.
According to Uganda’s police spokesman Fred Enanga, the country has stepped up additional deployment of police, army and intelligence officers across the country and particularly in the capital city Kampala, Entebbe International Airport, major upcountry towns and border points to counter terror threats.
The police spokesman added additional security measure has been deployed ahead of Pope Francis three day visit to the East African country in few weeks’ time.
In Kenya security has also been heightened in Nairobi, Northeastern Kenya and also at the coastal region.
The Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, called on public to exercise vigilance saying Kenya remains a target for the Islamist jihadist groups.
On Sunday 15th November 2015, more police officers were deployed on public places including churches and major shopping malls to beef up security.
IG Boinnet called on the public to also work closely with security in efforts to secure the country. The police Chief urged the public to report any suspicious activity and people to security agencies immediately for action.
Kenya and Uganda continues to be on high terror alert as the Somali based militants, Al Shabaab continues to threaten the East African nations to pull out their military troops in Somalia.