Kagadi is holding 22 people for defying the guidelines put in
place by the government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
were picked on Saturday night from Kasubi Pub in Kagadi town at around 11:40PM.
Eighteen of them were football fans who were found watching live football matches on TV and four ladies who are bar
attendants. Others were found busy drinking alcohol.
the Kagadi District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that the suspects whose names have been withheld for fear of jeopardizing police investigations were found watching a football match, gambling, dancing, playing cards and taking alcohol during the wee hours of
the night which is contrary to the COVID-19 directives issues by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
He says some
of the suspects are prominent people working with banks, the district headquarters
while others work with big Non governmental organisations- NGOs in the
Kamar says the
suspects will be produced before court to be charged with disobedience of
lawful order after investigations onto the matter is complete.
He warned bar
owners who open their businesses during the lockdown to stop because it is violation of the directives issued by the President.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says it has come to their notice that most night clubs in the region have silently resumed operations following the resumption of the English premier league, a thing he says will not be tolerated.
He says operators of such places should wait for clearance from the government to officially resume business.