The KCCA statement announcing the new measures.

The notion that the city of Kampala is a mess is not in doubt. But then there are people who make it messier and the city law enforcement has decided to crack the whip.

KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Semakula

According to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), effective today it will arrest and prosecute among other groups, street preachers, street traders, unapproved mobile advertisers and those found putting up posters illegally.

Over the past four years, the city has seen a sharp rise in street preachers, with almost every busy junction boasting on between two and five preachers.

Similarly, over the same period the numbers of the other targeted groups have risen rapidly, and today the city is almost one deafening blare, courtesy of ‘road advertisers’.