Police have arrested the master of ceremony (MC) who was in charge of the event at Freedom City Mall on New Year’s Day from which culminated in the stampede that killed 10 people.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango, the MC, Elvis Francis Juuko, was arrested from his hideout in Mityana District.
“He has been brought back to Kampala and is right now detained at Katwe Police station,” Onyango said on Friday, 06 January 2023.
He said the MC is charged with Rash and Negligent Acts leading to deaths.
Already the promoter of the event, a one Abby Musinguzi, has been charged to court with 9 counts of Rash or Negligent Acts causing death.
Police have also summoned John Sebalamu, the proprietor of Freedom City Mall, managers, and other organizers of the show. Also summoned are police officers and other security personnel who were deployed to secure the event together with the Masters of Ceremony, ushers, and bouncers who were dedicated to the event.
Enanga disclosed that police shall listen to the aggrieved parents of some of the deceased children to establish how they were disintegrated and got trapped in the narrow passageway. Additionally, he says that the police are slated to issue stringent guidelines on various aspects of planning and managing subsequent future events in order to avoid a repeat of such tragedy.
The victims of the stampede have been identified as; Daniel Kibuuka, Ibrahim Kizito, Nakimati Nazama, Viola Nakanwagi, Mary Namyalo, Haddijja Nakakande, Kibuuka Daniella, Shafiq Mwane, and Margaret Nakatumba.