The concern was raised by Jinja Municipality MP Paul Mwiru indicating that although the Ninth Parliament resolved to ban sachet waragi, this has not been implemented. The ban was based on scientific grounds that sachet waragi contains high ethanol content which is a health hazard.
A man has died in Rakai after drinking three litres of waragi, an alcoholic gin. The man identified Mucunguzi (28) had claimed that he could drink the three litres of waragi and the crude alcohol would have no effect on him.
Police on Tuesday morning fired live bullets in the air to disperse an unspecified number of rowdy Waragi protestors in Napak district, Karamoja sub region. Information available to Uganda Radio Network indicates that police including the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) have been deployed at all police posts in the district.