The Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi were on Monday charged in court in Uganda on charges of Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act of Uganda.
Nigerian duo Omah Lay, 23, and TEMS, 25, performed at a concert in Munyonyo that was organized by Kasana Events, an events management company owned by Kim Sebuliba Salima.
The artistes, their manager and five event organizers were all remanded to the newly constructed Kitalya prison in Wakiso District, Uganda.
Inside Kitalya Prison
Sitting on hundreds of acres of government land, the Kitalya Mini-Maximum prison comprises of a high-rise perimeter wall fence which is secured with over 70 CCTV camera points.
There are many other cameras inside the facility besides the 70 stationed to secure its exterior characterized and complimented by well-paved solid boundary walls, chain link fencing, storm water drainage channels, driveways, walkways, expansive courtyards and a huge parking yard. More to that are the numerous play grounds, sitting platforms/concrete benches as part of the exterior, wells and pump houses.
Besides the CCTV cameras and the beautiful exterior, an administration block, recreation facilities like play grounds, a sick bay (comprising of TB & MDR TB wards), workshops, a huge modern kitchen area (fitted with 1000KVA transformer & kitchen ward holding 50 inmates at a time) and classrooms for the rehabilitational skilling of the convicted inmates.
Yet that isn’t all. There is a Multi-Purpose Hall to host public functions & ceremonies, isolation cells (comprising of concrete Louvered Blocks), gate lodges, washing areas, steel window canopies, steel grill doors on ramps, watch towers and high-rise concrete slabs on which 5000 liters water tanks are mounted. Significant cash was also spent on extending the chain link fence and thick boundary walls.
Some of the very expensive external works undertaken included installation of 9 rain water-harvesting tanks each holding 24,000 liters of water. There are also several concrete platforms in place as well as a huge pump house to ensure constant water supply to the larger-than-life facility. Also, on site is a 150KVA standby generator.
Kitalya Mini-Maximum prison also has plenty of internet access in place for the enjoyment of those who will be caged there. This abundant internet provision is consistent with the UN requirement for all global governments to work towards universal access to internet and ICT facilities.