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Covid-19: Police arrest pastor, 30 followers for defying presidential directive

By Chris Kiwawulo

Added 25th March 2020 05:37 PM

The followers were cautioned and released. But the Pastor is currently detained at Kajjansi Police station.

Covid-19: Police arrest pastor, 30 followers for defying presidential directive

The followers were cautioned and released. But the Pastor is currently detained at Kajjansi Police station.

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Police in Kajjansi have arrested a Pastor and 30 of his followers for defying the Presidential directives about staying away from churches.

Pastor Rashid Mutebi of Blessed Feelings Church International located in Gobe, Kajjansi and his followers were picked today morning after Police received information about their illegal activities at the Church.

According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, when they interrogated Pastor Mutebi, he alleged that the Christians came from far and he was still looking for money to transport them to their homes.

The followers were cautioned and released. But the Pastor is currently detained at Kajjansi Police station.

The arrest comes in the wake of a Ministry of Health announcement that five more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in Uganda to 14 after nine had been identified previously.

According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, one case was a 63-year-old woman who had returned from Europe and is a resident of Najjanankumbi, another case was a 57-year-old man, who deals in salt at Uganda- Sudan border of Elegu.

The third case was an 8-month-old baby in Iganga, whose father returned from Kisumu, Kenya recently. The other two cases are the Chinese who had escaped from quarantine and tried to cross to DR Congo. The officials said the patients at Entebbe Hospital are in a stable condition.

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