A police officer was caught having sex with a COVID-19 patient in quarantine centre at Busia border town between Uganda and Kenya.
Uganda police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga dismissed reports identifying the officer as Ugandan.
“We would like the public to disregard the allegations on social media that the Busia Police officer who was caught in a sexual act at a quarantine centre was Ugandan,” Enanga said.
The incident happened at Agricultural Training College, Busia county in Kenya.
This college is used as a quarantine centre in Kenya and the Police officer was deployed there.
The officer was caught having sex with a female COVID-19 patient quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC) in Busia.
The ATC quarantine facility is usually guarded by three police officers and three prison warders around the clock.
The centre admits COVID-19 patients from the Busia GK Prison and the neighbouring community.
The two groups (inmates and ordinary citizens) are, however, kept in separate wards.
At 10pm Thursday, one of the prison warders manning the facility, identified as Police Constable Emmanuel Ng’etich, began engaging a COVID-19 patient in a conversation.
Another prison warder, Police Constable Jeff Obondo, who was puzzled by Ng’etich’s actions, went to the guardroom, where he informed his colleagues about what Ng’etich was doing.
“The police officers rushed there and found all the female patients outside, complaining that Police Constable Ng’etich was raping the lady [she had earlier struck a conversation with].”
Authorities say when they went into the woman’s room, they found her and Ng’etich naked in bed, according to reports.