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Mbonye's bond extended to next Monday

By Michael Odeng

Added 5th November 2019 11:46 AM

Police is investigating claims that Mbonye posted misleading information about the vaccination exercise being carried out by the Ministry of Health.

Mbonye's bond extended to next Monday

Prophet Elvis Mbonye (File photo)

Police is investigating claims that Mbonye posted misleading information about the vaccination exercise being carried out by the Ministry of Health.

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KAMPALA - Prophet Elvis Mbonye, who was expected to appear at Criminal Investigations Division (CID) headquarters at Kibuli, for interrogation, over alleged sabotage of Government immunisation program failed to turn up on Monday.

However, Mbonye of the Zoe Fellowship Ministries (ZFM), who was represented by two lawyers, was said to be having a meeting in a place, which was not disclosed.

"The lawyers appeared at the headquarters and indicated that Mbonye was unable to come because he had a meeting that he had fixed a month ago," CID Public Relations Officer (PRO), Charles Mansio Twine revealed.

Twine further revealed that Mbonye's bond has been extended to next week, on Monday.

According to sources, Mbonye's lawyers met the acting commissioner Media Crimes Department, SSP Henry Mugumya, and had talks over the issue for about five minutes before they left.

Police is investigating claims that Mbonye posted misleading information about the vaccination exercise being carried out by the Ministry of Health.

It is purported Mbonye discouraged parents from taking their children for immunisation against three killer diseases like measles, rubella, and polio.

The national immunization drive, which targeted children aged 15 years and below, is expected to end early this month.

Twine says if Mbonye is found guilty or any other person to that effect, he or she shall be charged under Section 23 (i) (ii) of the Immunisation Act, 2017.

According to the Act, a person shall not make, cause to be made or publish any misleading statement or information regarding the use or effect of any vaccines.

A person who contravenes this section, on conviction, pays a fine not exceeding forty-eight currency points (about sh960,000) or imprisonment not exceeding two years or both.

However, Mbonye has dismissed the allegations as false, saying the person, who posted the information bares a similar name as his.

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