2 people quarantined in West Pokot after sneaking in from Uganda

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo inspecting isolation facilities
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo inspecting isolation facilities

Two people have been placed in quarantine at Chewoyet high school after being arrested at Amakuriat centre in West pokot county. The two had sneaked in from Uganda and were on their way to Makutano town when the boda boda riders noticed their movements and alerted the police officers.

Pokot North sub county Police commander Nethan Panya said the two, Rodgers wafula and Elijah Elimlim hail from Uganda, “They are Uganda nationals and were in the country illegally. The locals didn’t know them,” he said, “They were taken to Alale police post then later they were transferred to Kapenguria police station.” He said the two had to be quarantined and have to undergo Covid-19 testing and that they are unsure how the two crossed across the border on a motorbike, with the travel restrictions in place across borders, “I urge people to be on high alert everywhere,” he said, concerning noticing strangers.

He said police officers along the border of Kenya and Uganda are on high alert and any person who we will be found in the county illegally will be arrested. He encouraged locals to continue wearing masks even if they are nomadic pastoralists. “The fight against Covid-19 deserves combined efforts so that we can win.”