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LC 3 Chairman Remanded for Flouting Quarantine

The trio was charged with three counts including inciting violence and negligence likely to spread an infectious disease. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charged and applied for bail through their lawyers of Turinawe and Kamba Co advocates led by Hassan Kamba, which was denied by the magistrate.
03 Jul 2018 10:15
Jackson Aryampa, the Kisiita Sub county LC 3 chairperson in Kakumiro district is in trouble for flouting the livestock quarantine imposed by government to contain the spread of the foot and mouth disease. Aryampa appeared on Monday before Lydia Kambedha, the Kakumiro Grade one magistrate and was remanded to Kyabisenge prison.

 

He was charged together with Ben Turyamureba and Joshua Ensinikweri, residents of Nkooko Sub County and Kisiita town council respectively. The trio was picked up on Saturday for allegedly inciting residents to disregard the quarantine when they advised them to slaughter animals, which is contrary to the directives from the Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries ministry.

The trio was charged with three counts including inciting violence and negligence likely to spread an infectious disease.  The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charged and applied for bail through their lawyers of Turinawe and Kamba Co advocates led by Hassan Kamba, which was denied by the magistrate.

She remanded the suspects to Kyabisenge prison until July 17th when their matter will come up for hearing. Aryampa blames his prosecution on his political rivals who want to use the quarantine to extort money from residents. His lawyer, Hassan Kamba, says the magistrate acted unfairly by denying his client bail, adding that they will bring the matter to the attention of the Judicial Service Commission.

The Kakumiro Resident District Commissioner, Mary Lule Senkungo says they will deal with whoever attempts to flout the quarantine. She says the Agriculture ministry is preparing to vaccinate animals in the district. The acting Commissioner of Animal Health in the Agriculture Ministry, Dr. Anna Rose Ademun announced the total animal quarantine in Kakumiro district on June 26 following the outbreak of the foot and mouth disease.