CCTV cameras stand dormant in Mbale

CCTV cameras on Republic Street in Mbale City. The cameras were installed in June last year.  PHOTO/PHOEBE MASONGOLE

What you need to know:

  • Ms Joyce Wanyenya, a food vendor in Mbale Central Market, said she retires early due to the growing insecurity.
  • Mr Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region spokesperson, said police will deploy more officers to fight crime.

Residents of Mbale City have protested the delayed activation of closed-circuit Television (CCTV) cameras that were installed in crime-prone areas in June last year.
The cameras were installed in 32 areas, including Nkoma, Namakwekwe, Malukhu, Mooni, Namatala, Nakaloke and Nauyo-Bugema town councils.
The residents say there are increasing levels of crime, especially phone theft.


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