Kampala, Uganda: Police have issued more summons over the Freedom City Mall stampede on New year’s eve that left atleast 10 people dead.
Those summoned for questioning include; the proprietor of the venue, the managers, other organizers of the event, the masters of ceremony, ushers, bouncers and private security guards who were dedicated to the event.
Also summoned are police officers and other security personnel who were deployed to secure the event.
“At a later stage, we shall listen to the parents to some of the children to establish how they separated from them and got trapped in the passageway and gates,” said Fred Enanga the police spokesperson in a statement on Wednesday morning.
He added that police are going to share a comprehensive list of guidelines on various aspects of planning and managing events, in partnership with the police, inorder to avoid a repeat of such tragic incidents.
The fresh summons follows the arrest of event promoter Abby Musinguzi alias Abitex over the same.
Abitex was on Tuesday arraigned before Makindye Court grade one Magistrate, Iga Adiru who charged him with nine counts of Rush and neglect act contrary to section 227 of the Penal Code Act.
He denied the said offences and was remanded to Luzira Prison until January 10, 2023.