Uganda Police explains why Kawempe Station is closed

Authorities have confirmed that the Kawempe Police Station in Kampala will remain closed for un specified time.

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Authorities have confirmed that the Kawempe Police Station in Kampala will remain closed for un specified time. The facility was September 9, 2020 temporarily closed after one of the suspects in their cells tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango has identified the suspect as a male Juvenile, 15 and resident of Bwaise village, who was arrested on allegations of defilement of a three (03) year old girl. 

“The investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court and remanded to juvenile remand home at Naguru. Officials at the remand home demanded for COVID 19 negative certificate before he could be admitted. Police took him for tests and results came back positive,”Onyango said.

“The child is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment.”

Onyango added that the Ministry of Health officials have taken samples off all police staff, family members and all suspects in their custody and are waiting for results as well as tracing for contacts of the victim.

“The Police station and barracks will be closed for disinfection. At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only. We appeal to members of the public who want Police services or have cases to register to go to the nearest Police Station within their localities or any Police station under Kawempe,”he said.

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry confirmed 201 new Covid-19 cases in Uganda.

Thus, the confirmed cumulative cases in the country currently stand at 4,101 while 1,876 people are said to have successfully recovered.    46 Ugandans have also died of the novel corona virus disease.

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