There were running battles between police and vendors in Mawa market this morning, as law enforcement officers were implementing the presidential directive against Corona Virus.

Speaking to Kasese guide radio shortly after the operation, the District Police commander, ASP Okello Dickens said he was challenged by the increasing number of  vendors especially women operating in Mawa market that have allegedly  disobeyed  the presidential directive of  banning public gatherings .

ASP Okello speaking ……

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Some of the market vendors including Ms. Fausta Kabugho and others decried about police brutality.

Ms Fausta and others……..

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Police officers were reportedly seen searching houses around Mawa market looking for vendors that were operating illegally.

 Police officers searching venders……

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Ms. Sylvia Masika, another market vendor who attributed the survival of her to Mawa market, asked police to allow them sell their produce along the streets to earn a living.

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The Chairperson LC 3 Kinyamaseke town council, Mr. Ernest Kyamakya said the business community in his area has adhered to the directive.

Mr.Kyamakya adds ………

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Kyamakya, appealed to the people tobecome law abiding to avoid embarrassment from law enforcement officers.

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