There is No Curfew in Greater Masaka – Police

By Henry Okurut

Police have denied claims of any curfew in the Greater Masaka region and four surrounding districts as reported in the media this morning.

Police Spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye has, in a letter, said that what they actually have in the region is the Community Policing team.

“We want to state that there is no curfew in Greater Masaka region as alleged in some media,” reads in part the police letter signed by Kasingye. “What we have on ground is our Community Policing team that is in the region to sensitize the community on how to prevent and detect crime.”

The clarification comes in the wake of media reports that killer gangs have hit Masaka, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi and Kalungu districts.

Kasingye added that the Community Policing team is also in the region to find solutions to security challenges, jointly with the community.

“They (Community Policing team) have not declared any curfew in the region,” added Kasingye.

In the same statement, Kasingye has refuted reports that the District Police Commander (DPC) of Lwengo district has been arrested.

“We want to clarify that the DPC is not under arrest,” he said. “Actually, he is spear-heading efforts to fight crime in the district.”