Over 56 arrested from Kampala Bars on Sunday night

Posted: 2020-08-24T08:36:33Z Read: 975 times
Over 56 arrested from Kampala Bars on Sunday night

Authorities in Kampala have in custody over 56 people who were arrested in different parts of the city following operations against person violators of COVID-19 guidelines on Sunday night.


Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson says at least 49 of these were arrested from Nomads Bar in Bunga and these include among others; the bar owner Fred Kamau and eight of his employees along with revelers who were drinking. The rest were arrested from parts of Ntinda.


According to Owoyesigyire, the operations followed a tip-off about persons who were defying Ministry of Health Guidelines on controlling the spread of coronavirus disease. He notes that in Ntinda, intelligence reports indicated that groups gathered in an apartment located along Firidina Village in Balintuma village, where they drink and play loud music, late in the night.


"There was fear that their inconsiderate behaviour could spread COVID-19 within their village. The officers accessed the apartment and managed to arrest seven suspects, who are all currently detained at Kira Road police station," Owoyesigyire explained. 


He revealed that the suspects are being held on allegations of disobedience of lawful orders and also doing a negligent act likely to spread and infection of disease.