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Somalis Rush For Free ID’s in Uganda

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qaxootiKampala (Alshahid) – Hundreds of Somali community yesterday flocked to Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb, for registration.

The registration, being conducted by the Somali community association in Uganda and security agencies, will ensure that all Somali nationals residing in Uganda get new identity cards.

“The number of Somalis who have responded to the call for registration is overwhelming. We have been busy since morning,” Roble Abdulayi, the community vice-chairperson, said.

The nationals are each required to present two passport photos, indicate their jobs, the number of dependants they have, their area of residence and landlords details.

The registration comes at a time when al Shabaab insurgents in Somalia issued threats to attack Kampala and Bujumbura, Burundi, in revenge for rocket attacks that killed at least 30 people in Mogadishu on Thursday.

Since the terror threats, security has been beefed up in Kisenyi and the better part of Kampala city.

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