Bitangaro while addressing the rally.
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Police are holding Bufumbira South MP Sam Bitangaro for disobedience of lawful orders and acts likely to spread the #Covid-19.

On Wednesday the MP held a rally at Kabindi Playground in Nyarusiza Sub-County Kisoro District and attracted many people and hence violated the standard Operation Procedure (SOPs) peddled at curbing the spread of the deadly #Covid-19.

According to police Spokesperson in Kigezi Region Elly Maate, they received Intelligence information about disobedience of lawful orders by Mr. Bitangaro the incumbent Member of Parliament for Bufumbira South.

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“A team was dispatched to the scene, however, due to the bad terrain of the area, Police found when the rally had already ended. The MP talked to people briefly and continued to other Villages of the same Sub-County.” Maate said

He said police deployed in the areas of Buhangura, Karambi, Mubande and Bushoka trading centres all in Nyarusiza Sub-County where he had planned other rallies to prevent him going ahead with his plans.

“Police traced Sam Bitangaro and arrested him last evening. He is currently detained at Kisoro Police Station pending court.” he said