Police arrest over 290 in Kampala bars on New Year’s Eve

KAMPALA- Police in Kampala have arrested a total of 295 revelers for flouting the covid-19 guidelines.

In several operations conducted by Kampala Metroploitan Police in various areas on New Year’s Eve, hundreds of people who were found partying in bars, despite the ban imposed by the government on bar operations to combat the possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The operations spearheaded by Division Police Commanders – DPCs targeted bars such as Fame Lounge, Big Zone, Casino and Waves.

Kampala Central Police Station commanded by, Ronald Wotali, arrested the highest number of revelers from bars.

CPS, according to one of the police officers who took part in the operations that started at 10:30 pm, arrested more than 80 people.

Katwe that is commanded by, Abraham Nuwagaba arrested more than 70 people who were found in bars. 

Another police officer revealed that Old Kampala which is commanded by Edrisa Kyeyune also arrested about 40 people violating curfew time and Covid19 Standard Operating Procedures.

The suspects are currently detained at various police stations as they wait to be released on bond or appear in court on Monday next week on the charge of engaging activities likely to spread an infectious disease.

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