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COVID-19: Residents arrested for demonstrating over food

By Eddie Ssejjoba

Added 23rd April 2020 05:43 PM

The police, commanded by the Entebbe Division Police Commander, Michael Kasigire said they were tipped off of a group of people mobilizing residents to demonstrate.

COVID-19: Residents arrested for demonstrating over food

The police, commanded by the Entebbe Division Police Commander, Michael Kasigire said they were tipped off of a group of people mobilizing residents to demonstrate

The police, commanded by the Entebbe Division Police Commander, Michael Kasigire said they were tipped off of a group of people mobilizing residents to demonstrate.

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ENTEBBE - The police in Entebbe have arrested a Local Council chairperson and a group of boda boda riders for allegedly inciting people to demonstrate over the delayed distribution of relief food in their area.

Frank Kakooza, the chairperson of Kabaale Zone in Nkumba, Entebbe Municipality was arrested from a boda boda stage at Nkumba where he was allegedly holding posters demanding for food. He was found talking to boda boda riders at the roadside stage.

 
The police, commanded by the Entebbe Division Police Commander, Michael Kasigire said they were tipped off of a group of people mobilizing residents to demonstrate over what they termed as delayed distribution of food.

 
He said no one is allowed to organize meetings or call people to gather at the time when the country is instructing people to keep social distancing. He said the police also confiscated posters that the chairman and his group were holding as they invited people to join them.

Kakooza while in a police truck, he said his move followed complaints and cries from residents. He said his residents were starving due to lack of food. 

 rank akooza the chairperson of abaale one in kumba ntebbe unicipality was arrested from a boda boda stage at kumba where he was allegedly holding posters demanding for food Frank Kakooza, the chairperson of Kabaale Zone in Nkumba, Entebbe Municipality was arrested from a boda boda stage at Nkumba where he was allegedly holding posters demanding for food.

 
"Ever since the President announced a lockdown, many people have been locked up at their homes. They barely have anything to eat because they are not earning. Their businesses are locked," Frustrated Kakooza said.

"We have been waiting for the relief food in vain," Kakooza said before they were driven to Entebbe Police Station as investigations continue.

 

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