Kamukunji Police station. PHOTO/ COURTESY
Three police officers at Kamukunji Police station tested positive at different times. One of the officers tested postive on Thursday, June 18 The officer is a police constable and he is now in a quarantine centre at Kenyatta University. He is under treatment and care in bid to try and help him recover from the dangerous virus.
The police officer's family has been put under house quarantine at the Kamukunji Police houses. According to reports, the officer was working with the Rapid Response Medical team based in South C CID training school.
The Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital. Image: FILE
The second police officer tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, June 19 at Aga Khan Hospital. The police officer is under home based care. He is with his three children at Ruiru Estate.The officer is said to be a Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
It has been indicated that an emergency response team will go to Kamukunji to take tests from the other people in the station.
"An emergency response team is coming for covid-19 testing of all people in the police station," one police officer who never wanted his name revealed to Capital FM News.
Almost two weeks ago, a person who had committed a crime and was held at Station tested positive for the virus. The case made the he Health Ministry to quarantine some police officers who had handled the victim directly in a bid to curb further spread of the virus.
Kamukunji Police station. PHOTO/COURTESY
It is now becoming a challenge as over 30 police officers have been infected by covid-19 in the whole country. The nature of work of the officers appear to expose them to the risk of getting infected.
This comes at a time when the number of covid-19 infections continues to rise in the country. As of yesterday 4,374 people had tested positive for coronavirus since it was reported in mid March this year. Coronavirus pandemic has led to so many businesses being shut down and and schools getting closed. In turn life has become more hard for many Kenyans.
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