KAMPALA – The Joint security teams did not register serious incidents on the first night of enforcement of the COVID-19 curfew, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango has revealed.
According to Wednesday, April 1, statement, most people had settled at their homes by 7:00 PM and the few who had not made it home by then were willing and keenly able to do so shortly after the curfew hour.
“The Security Forces and other government structures had conducted a series of community policing and sensitisation prior to the curfew hour,” reads an excerpt.
Mr Onyango further commended the media in playing an important role of sensitising and reminding the population about the significance of the curfew and the news to be home by 7:00PM.
He, however, noted that there were 60 people in Kampala Metropolitan Policing area who tried to defy the curfew.
“One of those defying at Kasimbiri trading centre, in Wakiso town council, unfortunately got injured when he tried to physically attack a police officer on duty,” Onyango said.
The 60 suspects are currently detained in different police stations and will be charged depending on circumstances under which they were arrested according to Mr Onyango.
” Further more, a total of 35 motor vehicles and 27 motor cycles were impounded,” reads the statement in part.
He further urged ugandans to start their return to their homes on time to avoid panicky movements, running around and carelessly crossing roads as well as haste driving, for those authorised to drive, that can lead to accidents.
“Let us reamain safe from other dangers as we fight COVID-19 threat in Uganda,” Onyango noted.