Low turn up scares business proprietors—security threatening

By our Reporter
Vendors in Kasese Main market locally known as Kasindi have reported a low customer turn up compared to the previous Christmas festive season. Several vendors who spoke to our reporter describes this festive season as the worse in terms of business saying they were spending most of their time seated without receiving customers.

Jockus Baluku who deals in sale of shoes said that for the last seven years he had been in business, this Christmas season has proved the worst for him.
For Wilson Kule a dealer in men’s clothes, however, has no where to place the blame for the situation saying money seems to be in scarce forcing customers into too much bargaining. But he was optimistic that customers may increase and change the trend as the Christmas season goes into the climax.

Mrs. Mariam Bwambale, a female councilor representing Kanyangeya Ward to Kasese Municipal Council who also doubles as a vendor in Kasese Main market was worried about Bank loans some traders may have got in anticipation of boosting their business during the festive season. Almost in chorus, the vendors appealed to the community to turn up in big numbers and buy the commodities that they say have stocked in big quantities for sale.

Meanwhile, there was heavy Police and military deployment in Kasese town today as police moved some of the suspects connected to the recent killings to Nalufenya in Jinja district.

The officers deployed strategically at Rwenzori square, Kasese roundabout, square street and Kasese Central police station.

Our reporter also saw several UPDF and Police vehicles patrolling the streets in Kasese town.

30 of the 139 suspects were transferred today morning from the East Rwenzori Division Police headquarters in Kasese town, where they had spent three weeks.

Mansur Suwedi, the East Rwenzori Division Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were moved ahead of their court appearance in Jinja on Wednesday.

According to Suwedi, they deployed heavily after receiving intelligence reports that some people were planning to foil the transfer of the suspects to Nalufenya.

Suwedi says 28 of the suspects were picked up from Rwenzururu palace, while the remaining two, both women were picked up from the Obusinga headquarters in Kasese town on November 26th, 2016 during the army raid. ENDS

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