BUSIA – Kenyan Police are holding a prison warder allegedly caught raping a female patient at a Covid-19 isolation Centre in Busia County.
The cop was one of two police officers and three wardens from Busia prison stationed to guard the Agricultural Training Centre, one of the isolation facilities set aside by the Ministry of Health for coronavirus patients.
According to police, one of the officers who was on routine patrol at the facility on Thursday night noticed the suspect engaging a patient and became uncomfortable hence went back to the guard room.
He then narrated to his colleagues what he had witnessed, but upon going to check on the suspect and the patient, they did not find them.
Africa Tembelea understands that a search for them was mounted around the facility and, at about a little past midnight, they reportedly heard a commotion coming from the women’s ward.
The officers, upon rushing there, found all the other patients outside “complaining that the prison officer was raping the said lady patient.”
Health officers were summoned to the scene and the officer was disarmed by senior colleagues from Busia Prison before being quarantined within the same facility.
To date, Kenya has confirmed 12,062 cases of the novel coronavirus and 222 deaths, according to data from the health ministry.