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Two Police Officers Arrested for Receiving Bribe at Busia Border

President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the closure of all inland and mainland borders over the weekend, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At the time, Uganda had recorded only one case of the virus, a number which has since grown to 14.

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Police in Busia has arrested two of its officers for allegedly soliciting money from people entering Uganda through the porous routes in Busia border district.   

President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the closure of all inland and mainland borders over the weekend, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At the time, Uganda had recorded only one case of the virus, a number which has since grown to 14.

In the aftermath of the directive, several police officers were deployed at Marachi village, Eastern division to ensure that people do not enter Uganda from the Kenyan side.  But Erineo Sirondo Maloba, a businessman at the border says that they saw the officers picking money from women and later allowed them to cross in Uganda which prompted them to inform the Resident District Commissioner.      

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Busia District Deputy Resident Commissioner Paul Kalikwan says that the officers were soliciting 3,000 Shillings from each person crossing into Uganda and that by the time they were arrested, they had picked money from over 20 people.

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Godfrey Mbulu Kawo, the LCI chairman Mugungu village in Eastern division says that they want UPDF army to control the border instead of the police.