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Over 60 Spend Weekend in Police Custody Over House Party

A police officer from Kira-Road Police Division who participated in the operation, says that the suspects were partying and drinking while playing loud music in violation of the government restrictions on social gathering as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.
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At least 60 revelers spent the weekend in police custody for participating in a house party in Bukoto, a Kampala city suburb. 

The suspects were picked up in a police raid on Malayika Apartments in Ssemwogerere Zone-Bukoto Parish in Nakawa Division on Sunday following a tip-off from concerned local leaders. 

A police officer from Kira-Road Police Division who participated in the operation, says that the suspects were partying and drinking while playing loud music in violation of the government restrictions on social gathering as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.

“We are still looking for two women who got some of these girls from different areas of Kasanga, Ntinda, and Kisasi for the party. the suspects are all locked up here at Kira- Road Police Division,” he said on Monday. 

Henry Mukasa, one of the residents told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that the suspects have been renting the apartments every weekend for the past three months to stage their parties where engage in a sort of immorality.   

He explains that the parties start on Friday evening and go on until Sunday morning.

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Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said police have preferred charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease against the suspects.  

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson, says that they have intensified operations against people violating COVID-19 guidelines because a lot of such parties, gatherings, and celebrations have now started.       

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Last week, the Inspector general of police instructed the director of operations Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Edward Ochom to change tactics and start arresting and seizing all properties and equipment found in bars and other places contravening the restrictions. 

Ochola also warned all District Police Commanders against aiding the operation of bars and other places of social gathering.

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