Police have announced the resumption of drink-driving operations commonly known as Kawunyemu targeting drunk drivers in Kampala.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the operations will kick off today Friday night targeting motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol.
“The operations will be in selected areas of the city. After the trial, it will be massive operations,” Onyango
“When we arrest you for drink-driving, you will be detained until the following day when you will be issued with a shs200,000 express penalty system ticket that you will have to pay in the bank before you are released together with your vehicle.” he added.
Onyango has thus urged motorists to either desist from drinking or if they do, they should get someone to drive them.
“Do not fall in our trap. Do not drink and drive. Get someone to drive you or take a cab,” Onyango warned.
The drink-drive operations are returning after a three year lull due to the Covid pandemic.
The operations were halted in 2020 due to COVID-19 after the Ministry of Health advised against the use of breathalyzers, for fear of spreading Covid-19 in the process.