Over 700 Revelers Busted In Bars

A mind-blowing total of 2124 people were thrown into police custody over the weekend for defying curfew and covid 19 regulations.

This followed a joint security operation involving the Military, Local Defence Units -LDUs and police was characterized by manned roadblocks on all major access routes in the Kampala metropolitan area.

Police says over 700 persons were busted in bars,2088 cars, and 445 Boda Bodas impounded in the Kampala metropolitan area.

Luke Owesigirye says the suspects have been arraigned in court on charges of doing a negligent act likely to cause the spread of infectious disease.

Owesigirye says most of the suspects were nabbed in drinking sprees at bars in Old Kampala, Namasuba Nankulabye, Kololo among other areas.

He further notes that police and other security agencies will continue to carry out such operations and all culprits will be brought to book.

Over 700 Revelers Busted In Bars

Addressing the media today at their headquarters in Naguru, Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga the numbers of those arrested was big because security agencies resolved to not only capture the impound the vehicles and Boda bodas but also drivers and riders.

He adds that operations will not stop now especially because people have relaxed in observing Standard Operating Procedures sop’s.

“People have the perception that we have gone back to normal. We see large congregations at worship centres, arcades and public transport where drivers are carrying at 100 percent capacity. Boda-Bodas are also not following SOPs. People have been going to bars which are still under locked down. People are not wearing masks. If there is non-compliance, we come in as security to enforce these SOPs,” said Enanga.

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