BWOKO – As one of the ways to fight coronavirus spread in Uganda, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Bukwo district, Mr. Tom Chesol has destroyed five foot bridges that were illegally set up by locals to aid their relatives locked up in Kenya to cross into the country.
Bukwo district is located in eastern Uganda and its closing bordering Kenya. Most people in Bukwo prefer crossing to Kenya for essential services like medical and even businesses.
Mr. Chesol who was accompanied by the health team dismantled the foot bridges on Thursday, April 9 after noticing that many people from Kenya were entering into the district through bridges.
The RDC names the bridges as Birirwok, Kapnandi, Kaptalamogon and Kululu all along river suam bordering Transzoia and west pokot counties in Kenya.
“We were informed by the concerned residents on how the people were sneaking to Bukwo from Kenya using this foot bridges,” said the RDC.
He also revealed that the district now has 25 people in isolation at Bukwo health Center IV and all of them crossed from Kenya Birirwok to Bukwo though these foot bridges.
Mr. Chesol warned that his office will deal with anyone trying to cross out of Uganda to Kenya or from Kenya to Uganda.
Currently, Uganda has 53 cases of coronavirus with no single death.