Trouble for Muwema started on Saturday evening when he allegedly parked his vehicle registration number, UBG 997H along Iganga road in the Southern division in Jinja city and turned up music where they partied and took beers together with 30 others.
Emmanuel Muwema being accompaned by a police officer to inspect the scene of crime.
Emmanuel Muwema, a
doctor attached to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital is in trouble for allegedly
staging a street bash in violation of the curfew time and COVID-19 preventive measures.
Trouble for Muwema started on Saturday evening when he
allegedly parked his vehicle registration number, UBG 997H along Iganga road in
southern division in Jinja city and turned up music where they partied and took
beers together with 30 others.
Police picked up Muwema
together with Moses Mpaka and Marvin Mukoka in a crackdown against essential
workers misusing their movement permits. The trio is in custody at Kiira
central police station. Police also accuses Muwema of assaulting security officers
as he tried to flee from arrest.
Prior to Muwema arrest
on Saturday, police had impounded his vehicle during the general security crackdown
earlier within the day. He, however, convinced the officers that he was heading
out to get treatment for asthma.
In the operation led by Jinja Resident City Commissioner, David Matovu and
Kiira region Police commander, Dauda Hiriga saw police impounding 15 vehicles,
which had turned into mini bars past the curfew time.
Muwema has since denied all the accusations, saying that he parked along the
street as he waited for food from a neighbouring eatery. He explained that he did
not have prior arrangements with the people who surrounded his vehicle.
The acting Kiira Central
Police Commander, Maurice Niyonzima says that they have charged the suspects
with three counts of assault, engaging in acts likely to spread a contagious
and violation of the presidential directives in COVID-19 prevention.