KAMPALA – A Joint Security team on Saturday, 4 April 2020 arrested four men for allegedly decampaigning the government relief food distribution programme for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in Kampala and Wakiso.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the four suspects were nabbed at Mackay road, Natete, Kampala for inciting members of the public who are not eligible to benefit from the food distribution by the Office of the Prime Minister that started yesterday to benefit at least 1.5 million vulnerable individuals and confusing the members of the public that coronavirus doesn’t exist.
The four – Chief Moses Mbowa Moses , 42, a resident of Lusaze in Lubaga division, Eric Damba, 20, a resident of lungujja Kosovo, Decent Segujja , 30 , resident of Buddo and Nsanja Muhamud, 32 of lungujja kitonzi are currently being detained at Natete police station, pending the completion of the police investigations.
“We have opened up inquiries against the accused person for doing a negligent act, likely to cause an infection of disease and inciting violence.
When the investigations into the matter are complete, we shall forward the file to the Resident State Attorney for perusal and advising on the next course of action. If it’s sanctioned, the suspects will be arraigned in court and charged accordingly,” Mr Onyango said.
He warned the members of the public to desist from such acts.
“The police will continue with its operations to weed out such wrong characters in the public during this coronavirus outbreak. Let’s join hands together to fight this pandemic,” he added.