Kampala- Former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya and his supporters had been teargassed in Masuliita, Wakiso District, yesterday as police stopped a gathering on allegations that it was contravening presidential directives on containing coronavirus.
Prof Bukenya, who was launching his bid to face for Busiro North MP within the Basic Election, is being investigated on the offence of finishing up acts prone to unfold infectious ailments.
He represented the constituency since 1996 however he was defeated in 2011.
Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, mentioned they had been investigating him for violating the statutory guidelines of the Ministry of Well being on holding public gatherings.
“If the detectives really feel that there’s a must summon him, he might be summoned utilizing the suitable administrative channels,” Mr Onyango mentioned yesterday.
Part 171 of the Penal Code Act states: “Any one that unlawfully or negligently does any act which is and which she or he is aware of or has purpose to consider to be prone to unfold the an infection of any illness harmful to life commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.”
It’s alleged that Prof Bukenya invited a gaggle of 600 folks at his house at Kakiri, however the police had been in a position to get intelligence earlier than and deployed closely.
“In the mean time, political gatherings should not allowed. We talked to him to desert the concept, however he refused. We deployed in and round his house to discourage him from partaking in unlawful actions,” Mr Onyango mentioned.
We had been unable to get a remark from Prof Bukenya’s crew by press time.