According to the latest survey by Twaweza’s Sauti Za Wanainchi, market prices for staple foods have risen sharply approaching levels of 2017 when the East Africa region experienced food insecurity due to drought.
Trouble for Mbaziira started when he showed up at the division headquarters on Tuesday afternoon for a meeting convened by the Speaker, Justus Akampulira, and Kampala city Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago to discuss the plight of vendors who were evicted from the streets by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
A statement by the Deputy Inspector General of Government, Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, shows that Muleya was picked up for failing to heed their summons. "Muleya has been arrested and charged with the offense of failure to attend before the Inspectorate of Government when so ordered," reads the statement.
Peter Akorio, a parent of six children, now gives them two sachets of waragi just to enable them to sleep and forget the feeling of hunger while on lucky days when he by chance gets about 1,500 shillings, he uses it for buying brewing residue from women who make the local brew in the town, for the family to chew. The residue also makes them high and they forget the pangs of hunger.
Hundreds of street vendors operating in areas of Bwaise, Kawempe stage, Kalerwe, Kyebando, and Mpererwe have been evicted off the streets by KCCA enforcement officers with the help of the Police and the Army.