NAMUTUMBA – Seven members of one family have been arrested for sneaking into Uganda from Kenya and burying it in contravention of guidelines to control the spread of coronavirus.
The suspects, who are residents of Namutumba District in Eastern Uganda, are said to have brought the dead body from Cheputasi district in Kenya using a boda boda.
They are said to have crossed via the porous side of Lwakhakha with the dead body in the bag.
The RDC, Kigayi Wamoto, said they buried buried the child in the night without authority’s notice.
“The family members silently and secretly used some of the porous entry points to avoid the security checks and decided to pass through a river [Lwakhakha] to Uganda before they buried the new born baby at around 9.00pm without the local authority’s notice”Mr Wamoto said.
“We need to understand how they managed to skip the security check points and why they decided to bury the child at night,” he added.
The RDC warned people to cross via river Lwakhakha to immediately stop or else should dare for harsh consequences. ”I have alerted the intelligence organs in the area as well added more security in some of these areas suspected to be an avenue for people to use and cross over unscreened. Those arrested will be charged heavily. We aren’t taking this matter lightly, am not sleeping as the head of the security in this district”.