KAMPALA: The police in Kiira Division have arrested nine people for playing loud music and making noise for neighbours.
“The facts gathered indicate that on the 10.9.2023, at around midnight, concerned residents reported to police, that there were a number of bars that were playing loud music, making it uncomfortable for residents in Kireka Bweyogerere to sleep,” the police said.
“A Joint Task Team from Kira division and Bweyogerere, carried out a counter operation and arrested 9 suspects from the 3 bars, of Sam, Obed and Simon,” the police added.
Those arrested have been identified as Peter Byarugaba, Brenda Akandunda, Deus Tumuheki, Osbert Kansime, James Kashanya, James Andabati, Ramathan Pandi, Simon Atiku and Robert Obita.
Several exhibits and speakers were recovered.
Uganda’s Noise Standards and Control Regulations restrict noise levels to 40 decibels in residential areas and 60 decibels in commercial areas.
According to the law, anyone who makes noise or plays music above the limit commits an offence punishable by up to 18 months in jail or a fine of up to sh18 million – or both.
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