City hotels, lodges ordered to submit client details to police everyday

All hotels and lodges in and around Kampala must disclose on a daily basis the details of all their clients to the nearest police station. 

Police’s chief political commissar Asan Kasingye says that that police has resolved to make it mandatory for all commercial accommodation centres to share names of all people they accommodate every day as part of the new measures to fight urban crime, in Kampala and neighbouring districts. 

Kasingye said that the shared names shall be used by intelligence agencies for proper documentation of individuals hosted in a given community, where they came from and their next destination.    

Similarly, Kasingye said police are also going to help all Local Council chairpersons have village WhatsApp groups for all residents that have smartphones including commanders of nearby police stations.  

The police believe that the village WhatsApp groups will enable members to alert their leadership in time and improve the response time to alerts shared by members. At least more 30 homes and factories have been raided by armed gangs in Kampala and its outskirts in recent weeks.

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