Lilian Ruteraho, the Kagadi Resident District
Commissioner-RDC has ordered police to immediately close Devine Guest House
Situated in Kagadi town for hosting holding an illegal Birthday party that
attracted more than 250 people, contrary to the COVID-19 guidelines put in place
by the government.
Police on Saturday rounded up the 250 suspects in the guesthouse who had gathered to attend an illegal birthday party. The
suspects included both adults and juveniles.
The suspects were attending a birthday party
organized by Joachim Ategeka in contravention of the ban on social gathering as
part of the COVID-19 containment measures. Some of them were found drinking alcohol.
The suspects who were arrested at around 11p.m were immediately whisked to
Kagadi central police station where they are being detained on charges of negligent
act that is likely to spread an infectious disease.
But the police wants to release them with a caution because they are too many to be safely kept in the cells.
Now the Kagadi RDC wants the guesthouse immediately closed and the management apprehended.
She says though Guesthouses have been allowed to operate, they have not been allowed to hold parties and therefore calls for stringent action to be taken against the management.
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Police earlier told Uganda Radio Network that they are planning to caution and
release the suspects on police bond since they are unable to accommodate them
in the police cells.
The management of the Guesthouse have since
fled to an unknown destination
following the arrest and detention of hundreds
of people at their premises.
In January, Police in Hoima arrested 14 people
who were allegedly participating in an illegal dance party.
The Hoima dance party that attracted over 200
people took place in the home of Rogers Kansiime, a resident of Kidoti cell in
Hoima East Division.
Police raided the party venue around 2 am and
arrested 14 suspects. They also impounded the music system and 10 motorcycles
that were found parked at the party venue.