147 arrested on Xmas for defying Covid-19 SOPs

Katwe Police is holding about 147 people arrested during its Christmas operations.

These were found in various bars like Happy Boyz Namasuba, New Best Hotel Nateete and many others.

The suspects were found operating against the Ministry of Health guidlines and violating the curfew as well.

They are currently held at Katwe Police on allegations of  engaging in a negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease contrary to section 171 of the Penal Code Act and will appear in court on Monday 28/12/2020.

Kira Division also held operations in different areas of their responsibility and arrested 182 people.

These were found flaunting guidlines from the Ministry of Health.

Police has warned bar owners that operations to enforce guidelines against the spread of Coronavirus are on and those found operating bars in contravention of the fight against COVID-19 will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.