Two men arrested for allegedly selling forged COVID-19 test results
Two people are being held by Police in Malaba border town are for allegedly selling fake Covid-19 results to truck drivers.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga told the press in Kampala on Monday that the suspects include a Ugandan and Kenyan national who were arrested on a tip off from the Health Ministry.
The suspects allegedly operate between Malaba Kenya Port health and Malaba Uganda Port Health facilities where they sell forged certificates between Kenyan Shillings 2000-3000 [about UGX 100,000].
“They were printed in Kenya by Collin Epusi, an IT specialist and we are therefore working with our counterparts on the Kenyan side to see that he is arrested and his racket,” Enanga noted.
For a foreign driver to be allowed entry into Uganda, they must have a certificate showing that they have tested negative from the country of origin.
These are however subjected to another test, which must also be negative for them to continue into Uganda.