Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says the suspect says the suspect will appear in court on charges of aggravated defilement contrary to section 129 (3) and (4) (c) of the Penal Code act.
The decision to turn the Female ward into the COVID-19 Isolation Center comes at a time when the Minsitry of health plans to have more COVID-19 Isolation centers across the country in anticipation of more COVID-19 cases around the country.
Albertine region police spokesperson Julius Hakiza says that Nyakumbe was lynched to death by angry residents on Tuesday, a day after the death of a 59-year-old resident of the same area, who succumbed to suspected poisoning. His family suspected Nyakumbe was involved in a plot that ended his life.
Dr. Patrick Baguma, the Acting Masindi District Health Officer-DHO, says following the confirmation of a case in the district, the Health ministry dispatched 660 COVID-19 Test kits to help them test some of the suspects more especially those at high risk.
Aceng who was assessing the COVID-19 situation in Masindi on Wednesday following a confirmed case says any health worker who will go on strike over lack of protective gear to treat COVID-19 patients must be dealt with accordingly saying this is a battle for survival not losing life.
Eriabu Komurubuga, a resident of Masindi town, says there is need for security to strictly enforce the stay home directive by the president. He faults security for laxity in enforcing Covid19 preventive guidelines in the district.
Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case Management team in Masindi, says that given the big number of people who came into direct contact with the police officer, they have decided to use Masindi Public Primary school to accommodate COVID-19 suspects since the only one Isolation centre at Masindi hospital is not appropriate.
On Saturday, a police officer attached to Masindi central police station tested positive to COVID-19 during the ongoing health ministry community survey. He has since been transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
The Masindi patient is one of the two people who tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 85 in the country. The other patient who tested positive is a 35-year old Kenyan male driver who entered the country through the Busia border.
Kelvin Atugonza a son to Julius Kugonza a resident of Kiryanga cell in Nyangahya division Masindi Municipality was allegedly killed after an object he picked exploded cutting off his hands and crushed out his intestines. He died instantly causing panic among area residents.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that security operatives received information that the six with others still at large had converged and were conducting prayers at the Taquar mosque.