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OVER 200 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THE NEW YEAR’S EVE NIGHT

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More than 200 people have been arrested in Kampala City for flouting the covid-19 guidelines last night.

The police in Kampala Metropolitan conducted several operations in various areas last night where they netted several people who were engaged in partying in bars, despite being banned by the government in March due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Kampala Central Police Station commanded by Ronald Wotali, arrested the highest number of revellers from bars.

CPS, according to one of the police officers who took part in the operations that started at 10:30 pm, arrested more than 80 people.

Katwe that is commanded by Abraham Nuwagaba, arrested more than 70 people who were found in bars.

Another police officer revealed that Old Kampala which is commanded by Edrisa Kyeyune also arrested about 40 people violating curfew time and Covid19 Standard Operating Procedures.

The suspects are currently detained at various police stations as they wait to be released on bond or appear in court on Monday next week on the charge of engaging activities likely to spread an infectious disease.

It is alleged that some bars were raided after lighting fireworks which were banned by the government.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, said the suspects are now detained in different police cells.

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