This site has learnt that Dr. Stella Nyanzi and her fellow activists who were arrested in a peaceful march yesterday are to appear before the Buganda road magistrates court on charges of negligence and putting lives at stake by committing acts likely to spread the novel Corona virus disease.
In a Monday statement, the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said Nyanzi and her team knowingly flouted the existing COVID-19 guidelines when they assembled at a common ground something that would aid the concentration of the virus.
Dr. Stella Nyanzi, events promoter Bajjo, People Power activists; Sserunkuuma John Bosco and Sharon Kemigisha will appear at exactly 2pm to face the charges.
Important to note is that Nyanzi and her team were only contesting the selective food distribution as they agitated for equal treatment for all starving Ugandans in a petition they intended to deliver at the office of the Prime Minister. Their lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde was not available for a comment at the time of filing this report. We shall bring you the court details shortly.