Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) has isolated one of their traffic officers for coming into contact with a Kenyan truck driver whose results were not yet released.
Police said that the two were placed under isolation at Mulago hospital after they 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 and another from Uganda.
KMP publicist SP Patrick Onyango said that police was 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.
At the scene, officers analyzed the scene and also did preliminary investigations.
The vehicles were towed to Central Police Station, Kampala pending Inspectorate of Vehicle (IOV) inspection.
However, Onyango revealed that “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.”
According to Onyango, this raised suspicion among his supervisors.
At CPS, senior officers interviewed the driver who revealed that he was tested for COVID19 at the border while entering the country and he is awaiting the results.
The supervisors in order to protect their personnel resolved that the Traffic Officer SGT Patrick Wasagami and the Kenyan truck Driver, Ibrahim Wewa Bejja, be isolated and they were taken in an ambulance to Mulago Hospital.
Onyango told this website that they are patiently waiting for the results from the border for Driver and that as Police, they 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,” he added