Stella Nyanzi, Bajjo and several others arrested over food protest

Dr. Stella Nyanzi, events promoter Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo and several others have been arrested in Kampala for demonstrating over what they described as slow distribution of government relief food to vulnerable people mostly affected by the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

They were arrested on last evening near Buganda Road Court in Kampala as they walked to the Office of the Prime Minister to seek an explanation as to why government had left several people to starve yet several food donations had been made.

According to their petition, many needy Ugandans have up to date not received relief food to help them cope with the lockdown.

They attribute this to exclusion of civil society organizations and religious leaders in the distribution exercise.

The petitioners claim civil society and religious leaders know their communities better than the security officers currently assigned to distribute the food.

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