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Busia Police seeking for county security officer who posted misleading information about Coronavirus

Busia sub county Deputy Commissioner Joseph Onyango address media in Busia

Police officers in Busia county are looking for a Busia county government worker who allegedly posted false information about the status of Coronavirus in the county.

Busia sub county Deputy commissioner Joseph Onyango told journalists in Busia town Thursday that the staff who works in the security department posted on social media that three cases of novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Busia county.

The deputy commissioner has called on the security officer to present himself to the police and substantiate his posts failure to which stern action will be taken against him, “He has been posting on social media that there are three confirmed coronavirus cases in Busia county and we want him to come forward and show us the prove.”

Onyango regretted that the posts have caused tension and anxiety among members of the public in the county, “I was called from Nairobi by my seniors asking me about the said cases. He has made people in the county to live in fear.”

He insisted that no Coronavirus case had been reported in the county, “The deputy Governor who is in charge of health in the county has said it clearly that there is no single case of coronavirus patient in the county up to now and it’s not good for someone to start spreading rumors to scare people.” 

So far, seven suspected cases of Coronavirus have been reported in various parts of the county and being monitored but so far there is no single confirmed case.

Of the seven, one is of a man from Malaba in Teso north sub county, three of three people from Nambale sub county and a forth one of four family members from Matayos who attended a burial at Ugunja in Siaya county which was conducted by a priest who jetted into the country from abroad.

The government has been warning members of the public against posting misleading information on Coronavirus and several people have already found themselves on the wrong side of the law including blogger Robert Alai for going against the directive.


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