The impounding follows President Museveni’s directive of suspending public transport on Wednesday as a precaution to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
KAMPALA - At least 171 vehicles and 489 motorcycles have been impounded by police for allegedly defying presidential directives issued last night. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango confirmed.
The impounding follows President Museveni's directive of suspending public transport on Wednesday as a precaution to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Onyango revealed that some motorists defied the presidential directive leaving the police with no option but to arrest and impound their vehicles.
"The impounded taxis and motorcycles are at various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan," Onyango said
He added that during the operation, ten people were arrested for being violent and aggressive towards police officers.
Onyango further revealed that the police are holding in its custody fourteen suspects for attempting to steal pineapples from a vehicle along Burton Street.
He cautioned the public to remain peaceful and adhere to the presidential directives. "Operations will continue until the 14 days elapse. We call upon all citizens to remain law-abiding citizens."