By Simon Abaho
Police in Kampala and nearby areas continue their operations in the crackdown of people flouting flouting the COVID-19 guidelines that were put in place by President Yoweri Museveni in a bid to fight the pandemic.
The Kampala Metropolitan East Police conducted operations against those flouting curfew guidelines on Wednesday night and over 200 suspects were arrested from areas of Mukono, Jinja Road, Kira Road, and Kira Police Divisions.
Speaking about the operation, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson said that “All suspects are currently detained at these different police divisions on allegations of doing negligent acts likely to spread an infectious disease. Some of the suspects were found in bars (bufunda) in nooks, saunas, and others were moving past curfew time.”
He added that they are most likely to be arraigned in courts of law as soon as investigations are done, warning that the operations are still ongoing.
While announcing the 42 day lockdown last month, the President, who directed all bars, churches, schools and public transport to be closed down, set curfew hours at 5:00Pm for boda-boda riders and 7:00Pm for private motorists.