The former Vice President of Uganda, Prof Gilbert Bukenya landed in trouble when he organised a political gathering of over 600 people at his home in Kakiri, Wakiso district.
Prof. Bukenya used taxis to ferry people without following the Ministry of Health guidelines of carrying half capacity.
We all know taxis are supposed to carry half capacity but this guideline was totally violated.
It was purely a political rally with campaign posters reading vote Prof.Gilbert Bukenye for MP 2021-2026. At the moment political gathering are not allowed.
SP Patrick Onyango, PRO KMP, said they talked to him to abandon the idea but he refused.
Police deployed in and around his home to deter him from engaging in illegal activities.
He then shifted his plan and rally to Masulita but again we got information about it.
“We went to Masulita and found people gathering and we had to disperse them using tear gas.”
Police impounded three of his taxis that were ferrying people without observing the set guidelines of half the capacity of the vehicle.
“We are now investigating a case of doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is corona virus.”