Bujumbura reinstates curfew on bars

The opening hours of drinking places is from 17hrs to 21hrs local time during the week days and from 13hrs to 21hrs during weekends and public holidays. PHOTO|FILE.

In a letter signed by Bujumbura’s mayor Freddy Mbonimpa dated November 21st 2019, the city’s mayor imposed a curfew in the country biggest town after a meeting that was held with Burundi’s public security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni and interior minister Pascal Barandagiye in Bujumbura.

The meeting that gathered security officials and government officials was held in closed door among which was further consultation of the status of the country’s security ahead of next year’s general elections.

The opening hours of drinking places is from 17hrs to 21hrs local time during the week days and from 13hrs to 21hrs during weekends and public holidays,” the statement read from the Mayor’s office.

Bujumbura has from last Thursday banned street vendors in and around the city with local administrators and police commissioners expected to implement the decision.

The decision from mayor’s office comes after a group of armed men shot dead three people earlier this month in a bar in Bujumbura.

According to the police unidentified criminals made an attack that left three dead and other three wounded a few meters away from the city center.

The city attacks on bars come as a military position in Cibitoke province was attacked by unknown armed men, Burundi government said that the perpetrators fled to neighboring Rwanda after ambushing the position.

21st Street vendors suspended

trade that is under umbrellas is prohibited in all areas of Bujumbura

communal administrators and police commissioners are in charge to implement

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