Those who returned today include members of the Melody and Sozo Choirs of Watoto Church who were stranded in the United States of America where they had gone for a series of activities. The teams which were stranded in Texas, Virginia and Alabama over the last four months were flagged off from the US on Friday by Ugandan officials led by Ambassador Mull Katende.
Wakiso District Probation Officer Maria Nakazibwe says that as a result of the lockdown, many parents were unable to provide for their families because they had lost their jobs and their sources of livelihood. As a result, some of the parents and guardians became stressed and paranoid, conditions which drove them into battering the children.
On Friday afternoon, five of the returnees packed up their luggage, left the hotel rooms and gathered at the hotel reception to demand discharge documents from the Ministry of Health. But the Hotel management blocked their exit and demanded payments for the extra days of quarantine.