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Gen Muhoozi Orders Tight Security at Kenya High Commission in Kampala

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has directed Uganda Police Force to bolster security at Kenya’s High Commission in Kololo, Kampala. 

Police started deploying forces at the diplomatic mission on Tuesday night.

Officials said Gen Muhoozi, who serves as the chairman of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC), made the order to prevent any retaliatory attack by Ugandans following the burning of Uganda House in Nairobi by Kenyan rioters yesterday. 

“It is our responsibility as the host country to secure Kenya’s diplomatic mission and its staff,” Muhoozi was quoted as saying. 

The ISC, comprises the CDF, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP), Directors General of Internal Security Organisation (ISO), External Security Organisation (ESO) and high ranking officials from UPDF, Police and Intelligence Services.

Kenyan rioters yesterday set a section of the recently-renovated Uganda House in the capital, Nairobi, on fire. The property is located on Plot No. 209 / 905, Kenyatta Avenue and Standard Street, Nairobi. Uganda recently spent over Shs 70bn renovating the magnificent structure which houses the diplomatic mission. 

Other sections of the building are rented out to private businesses.


One of the eyewitnesses said Ugandan officials at the Mission in Nairobi struggled to secure a fire truck to extinguish the fire at Uganda House.

“I am told there are only three water bowsers in this city (Nairobi),” said the eyewitness, emphasising, “So we are losing Uganda House. It is hurting.”


At least 13 people were shot dead on Tuesday during protests against the finance bill which Kenyans say will increase their tax burden and worsen their standards of living, according to Kenya Medical Association.

Protesters also stormed Kenya’s Parliament and destroyed property worth millions of shillings. 

by ChimpReports