Man arrested for failure to immunize his children.
Security authorities in Kanungu district yesterday arrested a man for denying his children a right to immunization in the mass measles rubella and polio immunization under the pretext that his religious beliefs do not allow such.
The Kanungu Resident District Commissioner Shafique Sekandi identified the suspect as Gard Bigombe a resident of Kyakatarangi cell in Rushoroza parish Kihihi sub county Kanungu district.
Nine children including three who had dodged the immunization exercise were picked from both Kayembe parents school and Kyakatarangi primary school and driven to Matanda health centre iii where they were immunized.
Sekandi said they cannot allow an individual to interfere with a government programe which is for the good of everyone.
The Kihihi sub county LCIII chairman Nelson Natukunda, welcomed the arrest of Gard Bigombe saying he has always been against many government programmes, having previously failed to register for the national identity card. He says this will serve as a warning to all those sabotaging government programmes.