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FACT CHECK! Speke Resort Disregards claims of hosting Omah Lay Concert as Police confirm Venue

Police in Uganda have confirmed the arrest of Nigerian singer Omah Lay and clarified that the controversial Concert took place at Ddungu Resort in Muyonyo not Speke Resort Munyonyo as earlier reported by social media bloggers.

Omah Lay (23) was arrested alongside events manager Prim Kasana and Ddungu Resort manager Dungu Ivan for flouting COVID-19 guidelines following his performance at Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala.

Commenting on the matter, the Management of Speke resort disregarded the initial reports saying the public should not be misled by false news that claimed the event was at Rupaleria group’s Munyonyo based Speke resort.

“Ruparelia group is aware of the falsehoods that the event was organised at Speke Resort and want to inform the general Public that all events organised at any of our locations must have clearance from relevant authorities.” The Management said in an immediate press release.

According to Speke Resort Muyonyo, the place is committed to full observance of the Covid-19 guidelines and regulations issued by the Ministry of Health, and hence such an activity against regulations can never be allowed to be organized in the place.

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Mr. Lay’s arrest follows a public outcry by Ugandan entertainers who castigated the Police for allowing international artistes to hold concerts while the local ones are denied.

Earlier, renowned singer Bebe Cool had raised the same issue saying he would do all it takes to make sure the concert doesn’t happen.

He raised the same issue citing that Ugandan entertainers are not allowed to hold any events and are struggling to make a living but international artistes continue to hold concerts without any sabotage.


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