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Museveni Bans Outdoor Physical Exercises

The pronouncement comes on the backdrop of a video showing people exercising along the Northern Bypass in magnitudes, attracting condemnation from security cycles. In the aftermath, the police issued orders stopping people from exercising saying those caught doing so especially in groups will be arrested.
08 Apr 2020 21:59
President Yoweri Museveni has this evening banned outdoor exercising saying those in the habit are not only endangering themselves but also the whole country. 

The pronouncement comes on the backdrop of a  video showing people exercising along the Northern Bypass in magnitudes, attracting condemnation from security cycles. In the aftermath, the police issued orders stopping people from exercising saying those caught doing so especially in groups will be arrested. 

Speaking at the State Lodge in Nakasero, Museveni too said, he watched the video and was appalled with what he saw. He wondered why people opt to exercise on the streets. 

“If you want to exercise you can do it in your house like I normally do.  I come back late sometimes past 11pm when Maama Janet has already slept but I run in one room. There should be no exercise in public; exercise in your compound, exercise in your room,” Museveni said. 

Meanwhile, Museveni has also limited to eight hours the time for which bodabodas are allowed to move in a day.

“Bodaboda’s should stop at 2pm if you have been delivering parcels from 7am by 2 pm you are done; stop there, we don’t want to see bodas on the road after 2 p.m.,” Museveni said. 

The president also warned pick-up and double cabin drivers against moving without cargo. 

Museveni said, today he asked the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola to go into the National Camera Command Centre to see what was going on. Ochola told him he saw a lot of double carbins and pickup moving around without carrying anything. 

“They think as long as you are driving a pickup and double cabin are free to move. If you’re not carrying cargo, you should not be allowed to move,” Museveni said. He also warned the cargo vehicle drivers to stop carrying people saying those caught will be charged with attempted murder.    

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