The police spokesperson has today made controversial statements commanding the forces to force Ugandan urban dwellers off the streets.
Unlike other countries where the curfew works for specific hours which are usually in the night, Uganda will become the first country in East Africa to have an all round curfew that works 24 hours. While addressing the gathered press at the Ugands Media Centre, Enanga who earlier directed a ban on street jogging questioned Ugandans to give substantial reasons why they are still lounging on the streets yet the pandemic is looming. “We have also noticed an influx of pedestrians flocking into the city and towns every morning. We have asked officers manning checkpoints to start interrogating whoever is walking to the urban centres and the city to explain to us what it is that is causing them to trek to the city,” Enanga says. “Whoever is coming to town is telling us they are selling food items. If we find that there are those feeding us with false information, they will face punishment. These rampant movements will increase the prevalence of the virus,” Enanga cautions.
Enanga also warned other motorists who are illegally driving unauthorized vehicles. “In Nebbi, we impounded an ambulance that had six passengers. Ambulances are meant for purposes of rescuing victims who need urgent medical attention. But the driver, Ssempijja Nicholas was carrying passengers from Maracha to Kampala,” says Enanga. He further mentions the arrest of the Congolese nationals who illegally entered Uganda through porous points. “We arrested five Congolese in Parambo, Nebbi district who illegally entered and stayed in our country. We are working with immigration officers to have them charged. The borders are closed and remain closed,” he says. Police also noticed the elevating tendency of domestic violence which has soared up since the lock down started.