A juvenile who had been detained at Kawempe Police Station over allegations of rape has tested positive to Covid-19, police said on Wednesday.
According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango,the suspect who is a male Juvenile, 15, a resident of Bwaise was arrested on allegations of defilement of a three year old girl.
Onyango noted the investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court and remanded to the Naguru juvenile remand home.
“He was taken there, but the officials at the remand home demanded for COVID-19 test certificate before he could be admitted. Police took him for tests and the results came back when he is positive,”Onyango said in a statement.
Onyango said the suspect is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment.
“Ministry of Health has taken samples of all the staffs, family members and all the suspects in custody for testing. We are waiting for the results,”he revealed.
Onyango said the ministry of Health has also started tracing contacts of the victim adding that the Kawempe police station will be disinfected.
“At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only,”he said.