Feeble MP Zaake released on police bond

Police detectives have on Monday evening released Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake on bond.

This was after Mityana Chief Magistrate, Kakooza Erias refused to hear a case against him— ordering Police to take him for treatment.

Police who first drove the ailing MP from Mityana to SIU Kireka got stuck with and later decided to hand him over to his family so they can take him for medical treatment.

According to medical documents, the Iran-Uganda Hospital had referred Zaake for further treatment at Nsambya hospital after his condition worsened but detectives ignored the medical reports and wheeled him to face the magistrate.

According to a charge sheet, the Police had planned to charge him with two counts including negligent acts likely to spread the infection to coronavirus contrary to section 171 of the penal code act.

The prosecution alleges that MP Zaake on April 19 flouted lawful guidelines in relation to public gatherings and Presidential directives on coronavirus and that he negligently distributed food to communities without putting in place necessary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“Mr. Zaake Francis on the 19th Day of April 2020 at Buswabulongo Village in Mityana District distributed food to the Buswabulongo Community negligently without taking necessary precautions, an act which was and which he knew too he likely to spread the coronavirus which causes COVID-19, a disease dangerous to life,” the office of the DPP alleges.

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