Police in Kabale district has arrested 21 people for defying
presidential directive on public gatherings.
The suspects were arrested during an operation on Wednesday that
was conducted in Bugongi in Northern division, Kekubo in Central division and Mwanjari
in the southern division, Kabale Municipality.
Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander, says that the
suspects were found gathered in bars drinking alcohol. Ampeire says that during the operation many of
the people who were in bars drinking and dancing fled but others were too drunk
Ampeire adds that the
suspects are being detained at Kabale central police station and will be
aligned before the court to answer the charges of disobedience of lawful
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Meantime, eight vehicles were on Wednesday impounded by security
authorities in Kisoro municipality for defying presidential directive on public
Christopher Ruhunde, Kisoro district police commander says that
despite several warnings and sensitization about the ban on public and private transport,
some people defied and continued driving. Ruhunde says that all the drivers fled
but the vehicles were towed to Kisoro police station.