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20,000 Mourners to be permitted for Oulanyah’s Burial Ceremony, Police confirmed

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Police has leaved that slightly over 20,000 mourners will be permitted to attend the burial ceremony for the deceased former speaker of the 11th parliament Jacob Oulanyah.

While Addressing journalists on Monday, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said prior to the burial day on Friday, police will be involved in a number of activities to ensure security and safety of mourners right from the deceased’s  home in Muyenga, at parliament and Kololo where the state will honor the deceased.

“We have carried out enhancements at all venues of funeral activities and our mission is to provide unique protection, security and safety during the entire stages of state funeral,”Enanga said.

He revealed that there haven’t been any security threats so far since the deceased’s body arrived late last week, noting that they expect a sizeable number of not less than 20,000 mourners is expected to grace the burial in Omoro district on Friday.

“We expect more than 20,000 people at Lalogi to participate in the burial ceremony. For that matter we have drawn sufficient security man power to ensure sufficient security. The security posture is very robust but we continue to effectively review it to encounter any form of threats and vulnerabilities,”Enanga said.

“We have visible and non-visible tactical teams.  We also have foot and motorized patrol teams deployed. We urge mourners to maximally cooperate with our task teams, follow access controls and search protocols to ensure no wrong or criminal elements get to the funeral.”

According to Enanga, security will be doubling its efforts in a bid to ensure they is no any threat that would want to take advantage of the burial on Friday.

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It should be noted that Friday has been declared a public holiday by president Museveni as symbol of honor to the deceased Jacob Oulanyah’s send off.

 

 

 

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Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, Nnews Editor and Critic for African Politics.