Police officer, Kenyan Truck Driver placed under Quarantine in Mulago over COVID-19 Scare

Posted: 2020-05-01T13:51:04Z Read: 3,358 times
Police officer, Kenyan Truck Driver placed under Quarantine in Mulago over COVID-19 Scare

A Police Officer and a Kenyan truck Driver have been put under isolation at Mulago hospital after the two came into contact, on Friday morning at Jinja Road in Kampala.


This followed an accident that happened at Jinja Road in Kampala involving two trucks one from Kenya registration number ZE 7462 and Ugandan truck registration number UAN 877D.


Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says they were informed and a team of Traffic Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate the incident but also to clear the road for other users. The officers analyzed the scene and did preliminary investigations. 


The vehicles were to be taken to Central Police Station, Kampala pending Inspectorate of Vehicle (IOV) inspection.


“Without observing the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19, one of our Officers entered in the Kenyan truck together with the Driver and they drove to CPS Kampala. He sat in the same truck with the Kenyan Driver. This raised suspicion among his supervisors. They interviewed the Driver who revealed that he was tested for COVID19 at the border while entering the country and he is awaiting the results” Onyango says.


The supervisors in order to protect their personnel resolved that the Traffic Officer SGT Wasagami Patrick and the Kenyan truck Driver, Ibrahim Wewa Bejja, be isolated and they were taken in an ambulance to Mulago Hospital. 
“We are patiently waiting for the results from the border for Driver. As Police Force we are determined to adhere to all guidelines intended to curb the spread of Covid19 and we urge our personnel not to just sit in vehicles anyhow” Onyago added.