KAMPALA – A suspect detained at Kawempe Police Station has tested positive for COVID 19.
The juvenile, 15, a resident of Bwaise village, had arrested on allegations of defilement of a three (03) year old girl.
According to Kampala Metropolotan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango, investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court and remanded to juvenile remand home at Naguru.
“He was taken there, but the officials at the remand home demanded for COVID 19 negative certificate before he could be admitted. Police took him for tests and the results came back when he is positive,” Mr Onyango said.
The child is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment.
Ministry of Health have today taken samples of all the staffs, family members and all the suspects in custody for testing.
The Ministry of Health has also started tracing for contacts of the victim.
Tomorrow the Station and barracks will be disinfected.
At the moment, Mr Onyango said they 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. We want to thank the ministry of Health who have been very supportive when we informed them about this incident,” he said.