Crime

More than 1,400 people arrested in a week for defying COVID-19 guidelines

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga (File Photo)

KAMPALA: Police have revealed that they have arrested over 1,400 people in just one week for flouting lockdown and curfew provisions.

Speaking to the Press on Tuesday morning, Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson says out of those arrested, 766 have been cautioned, while 490 have been released on police bond.

Similarly, 633 motor vehicles were impounded, out of which 283 were issued with EPS tickets and over 3800 motorcycles impounded.

Enanga says they have made adjustments in enforcement measures, with the use of snap and impromptu checkpoints targeting motorists, working closely with KCCA, other City Authorities, and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to blacklist all non-essential businesses operating.

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