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Moroto: 33 Escapees Re-arrested as Prisons Move to Recruit More Staff

The Uganda Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine, has revealed that out of the 224 prisoners that escaped from Moroto prison in September, 33 have so far been re-arrested.

“Prisons have so far re-arrested 33 prisoners, 12 are dead and 2 were picked from Kampala last week,” Baine said.

Addressing the press at the Uganda Media Centre on Monday, Baine also noted that those in custody will immediately be taken to court.

“The hunt is on, we are very proud that the community is providing information. Criminality is not a one day thing,” he added.

It was also revealed that the Uganda Prisons Service is in the final stages of shortlisting for the warders and wardresses and the list will soon be availed to the public.

“Those who have been shortlisted will be called in person to come for further interviews. However, don’t give any money to anyone as a bribe, government jobs are free and given on merit,” he noted.

Covid-19

Baine noted that 826 cases of Covid-19 have so far been registered in prisons.

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“826 Covid-19 cases have been registered, 587 have recovered while 239 are still receiving treatment. None of them is symptomatic and we expect 100% recovery,” Baine said.

Baine noted that Kawuga and Kasangati referral centers are now not operational due to the congestion of Covid-19 patients. As such, Nakifuma, Sentema and Kiltalya prisons have been set apart as the operational quarantine centres.

 

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