Earlier on the leadership of Faith of Unity and security had indicated that only 200 people with invites would be allowed to attend the burial in line with the Health Ministry directive to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, around 11 am, thousands of Bisaka’s followers dressed in white tunics stormed the burial venue making it hard for security to control them.
In all the five tents of Rubaga, Kampala Central, Makindye, Nakawa and Kawempe are occupied to capacity, with more than 800 people, while hundreds are standing outside waiting for the declaration of winners. Hundreds of others are stranded at the gate.
Saidi Zaibu, one of the butchers told URN that they had teamed up with police and health officials to ensure their customers comply with the SOPs. He says many of their customers have abandoned the practice of wearing of face masks and washing hands before accessing the abattoir.
Samuel Olumu, the Mitooma District Police Commander, says they were forced to take act because they had earlier on warned the organisers of the burial against contravening presidential directives on funerals.
According to Joy Kabatsi all Boda Boda cyclists should sanitize regularly including their jackets and motorbikes before every trip. They will also be required to wear helmets which should be sanitized while passengers wear face shields or masks.
Paul Ekochu, the Chairman Uganda media council says that whereas the council sympathizes with the cinema as a business in the plight of the current situation, “Public safety must come first in our consideration”.