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COVID 19: MP Zaake Awaits Attempted Murder Charges After Was Caught Distributing Food

The Uganda Police Force last evening arrested Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Francis Zaake Butebi for allegedly distributing food to his constituents.

Zaake said on his Facebook page Sunday night that the military had broken into his home and was looking for him.

“…they are breaking every door of my house searching to arrest me for the crime of sharing food with the starving people,” he said.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the youthful lawmaker was arrested on allegations of distributing food items to constituents in Buswabulongo, Busimbi Division in Mityana municipality contrary to the presidential directives.

Police said the MP had also flouted measures and guidelines of the Covid-19 national task force, led by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, on food distribution to the vulnerable people.

He is currently detained at the special investigations unit in Kereka as he awaits to appear in court.

“Today evening at 6pm, we arrested the honourable Member of Parliament and he is kept in our custody at Mityana central police station for defying the president’s directives,” Kawala revealed to the media last evening.

It should be noted President Museveni in one of this addresses said politicians who distribute food to starving Ugandans during the virus lockdown face attempted murder charges.

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