Kampala: More than 100 revelers were on Wednesday, July 14 arraigned in court and charged with defying curfew hours after they were arrested on Sunday while allegedly watching and participating in a strip dance at a city hotel.

The group was arraigned before Nateete/Rubaga Magistrate’s Court and charged with two offenses of disobedience of curfew hours and of doing an act likely to spread disease.

The prosecution contends that the suspects were on July 11 found gathered at New Best Hotel in Busega,  a Kampala suburb, past the curfew time of 7 pm.

Most of the suspects pleaded guilty to the charges and the court sentenced each of them to a fine of Shs100,000 or 14 days in prison.

By press time, most of the convicts had opted to pay a fine of Shs100,000 to regain their freedom.
However, those below 20 years were cautioned and set free.

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