By Spy Uganda
The Uganda Police have announced they will start arresting Ugandans holding parties, gigs and other social gatherings in their homes, because they violate the Ministry of Health guidelines on social distancing as a way of preventing the spread on Coronavirus.
Kampala metropolitan area police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, said Friday that their intelligence had shown several Ugandans who are holding parties at their homes, both enclosed and non enclosed, where they gather in large numbers to drink booze and other merrymaking till morning when they retire in their respective homes.
“This kind of behavior breaches the Ministry of Health directives about social distancing,” Onyango said.
He added that the police would not hesitate to arrest anyone breaching the Ministry of Health and Presidential directives on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Indeed several musicians and other prominent Ugandans have been holding birthday parties, house parties, graduation parties, weddings, sex parties, drinking parties and all other sorts of partying.
However the warning comes a few hours after People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine had just announced that he would stage a second online concert on Sunday June 28, 2020, following his first massive successful one he held in May at his home in Magere, which made record as the first ever ‘attended’ show online in Uganda.
Bobi Wine, who is a presidential contender, wrote on Facebook, Twitter and his other social media platforms thus; “This Sunday, Nubian and I, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa, will host you to a cool musical afternoon. Just charge your phone and load your data, ebilala bikwase Kyagulanyi. Are you ready???”
It should be noted that Bobi Wine, a musician cum politician, resorted to staging concerts at his home which are broadcast live online after police blocked him from staging any concert in Uganda.
As a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19 amongst Ugandans, President Yoweri Museveni banned all social gatherings of more than five people, suspended the operation of churches, mosques, night clubs, bars and political gatherings, among other measures, including wearing face masks.