The acting Deputy Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mr. Samuel Sserunkuma has disclosed that the authority is ready to implement the directive from the president ordering the release of all vendors and hawkers arrested earlier for being idle and disorderly.

This was during Thursday’s KCCA council sitting chaired by the city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. Mr. Sserunkuma assured councillors that within two weeks the authority will engage the judiciary to release all vendors and hawkers on remand and also see how to deal with those already serving their sentences.

Last week, President Museveni issued a directive to Police ordering the immediate release of suspects arrested on charges of idle and disorderly saying no person should be arrested for this crime.

In a police circular dated October 1, 2019, the Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola, instructed police officers to fully comply with the Presidential directive to stop arresting people on basis of being idle and disorderly adding that the president also directed that all those already arrested for the crime be released immediately.

The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also directed that the suspects be given back all their property that the enforcement team confiscated during arrests.

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