The police spokesperson Fred Enanga earlier today told journalists that in operations carried out last week, a total of 1,425 people who were violating mostly the curfew were arrested and that 924 of these were cautioned, 195 released, 249 charged in courts of law and 57 are pending court.
“We impounded 837 vehicles, Express Penalty System tickets issued to 590 motor vehicles and 247 drivers cautioned whereas 3,228 motorcycles including boda bodas were impounded,” Enanga said.
“We expect these numbers to increase this week because of the aggressive enforcement we are to carry out .” He added, sending a stern warning to whoever might want to violate the COVID-19 directives this week.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said that this time round, not only the vehicles and motorcycles will be impounded but also the drivers and riders will be arrested.
“Since the president announced the relaxation of the measures and directed the release of impounded motorcycles, we have seen an increased violation of curfew guidelines. This time round, the drivers and riders will also be arrested. In the past we were only impounding vehicles and motorcycles leaving the drivers to go home but this has changed,” Owoyesigyire said.
“The riders and drivers will have to spend the night in our cells.” He added.