Police in Mityana District on Sunday night arrested Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake for allegedly discovered distributing food to his ravenous constituents.
The Wamala area police spokesperson, Ms. Rachel Kawala advised reporters that the MP was arrested on allegations of distributing food objects to constituents in Buswabulongo, Busimbi Division in Mityana municipality opposite to the presidential directives.
Police stated the MP had additionally flouted measures and pointers of the COVID-19 nationwide activity pressure, led by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, on food distribution to the susceptible folks.
“Today evening at 6 pm, we arrested the honorable Member of Parliament and he is kept in our custody at Mityana central police station for defying the president’s directives,” Ms. Kawala stated.
Ms. Kawala stated extra particulars can be supplied later by the police spokesperson, Mr. Fred Enanga.
The MP’s arrest comes hours after he posted that it was his conviction that, the federal government might nonetheless take care of hunger with out “thieving” from the poor.
“I have been clandestinely giving out relief food items to my constituents, this, I will not stop doing. In the same spirit, today we have successfully shared more food items in Mityana,” he stated.
About 4 hours later, the MP tweeted that his residence had been raided by safety operatives.
“The tormentors have broken into my home, they are breaking every door of my house searching to arrest me for the crime of sharing food with the starving people. Sad!,” he stated.
In his televised addresses just lately, President Museveni stated politicians who distribute food to ravenous Ugandans throughout the virus lockdown face tried homicide expenses.
The president stated whoever needed to contribute relief objects ought at hand them over to the nationwide activity pressure.