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Freedom City Stampede: MC Who Asked People to “Go Out and Welcome the New Year” Netted


Police has arrested Elvis Francis Juuko, the Master of Ceremony (MC) who allegedly ordered people to go out and welcome the new year at Freedom City Mall.

The incident tht happened on New Year’s Eve killed 10 people, including juveniles.

After the incident, Juuko allegedly went on the run after events promoter Abbey Musinguzi alias Abtex was arrested.

“The task team that are  investigating the tragic new year concert incident, where 10 concert goers died at Freedom City, on the 1.01.2023, have arrested the MC who has been on the run,” Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson said in a statement.

Juuko, Onyango said was uprooted from 

 his hideout in Mityana District and brought back to Kampala.

“He has been brought back to Kampala and is right now detained at Katwe Police station,” he added

Like Abtex, Juuko, Onyango saidis also charged with Rash and Negligent Acts.

Abtex was on Wednesdaycharged to court with 9 counts of Rash or Negligent Acts causing death C/S 277 of the  Penal code Act.

Police on Thursday summoned the owner of the mall, managers ad it own officers who were manning the area by the time of the incident.

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