The Masaka Resident City Commissioner, Fred Bamwiine says Ugandans flouting covid guidelines must be flogged or shot as one of the punishments to teach them how to abide by the regulations.
At Zebra hotel in Masaka city where he led a security briefing, RCC Bamwiine declared that those Ugandans without face masks deserve to be flogged. He also said the security forces will intensify their operations on bars and discotheques.
“We will erect barricades on all roads and ensure that everyone defying covid guidelines is flogged to pulp. Some people are reluctant. They don’t want to mask up,” Bamwiine says. “Anyone who has no face mask or wearing it under the chin, Boda Boda riders carrying more than one passenger should not bother to hit the streets of Masaka city or else they will see the repercussions,” he cautioned.
It should be remembered that over 23 Ugandans were shot and killed during the implementation of last year’s lockdown. Security forces unleashed an unprecedented attack on unarmed civilians across all major towns and cities in Uganda. The Local Defence Unit came to the limelight with its wanton killings and heavy handed approach on implementing the presidential directives on COVID-19 protocols.