2 of the 50 people who escaped from KMTC arrested on Thika Road
Two of the 50 people who escaped from the mandatory government quarantine at KMTC in Mbagathi have been arrested at Marurui off Thika Road.
Police officers also recovered a laptop believed to have been stolen from the quarantine centre before the escape.
The suspects were taken to the Kasarani area chief’s camp awaiting the police to record their statements.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Uhuru said that 50 Kenyans who had escaped from the quarantine centre would be arrested and forced to complete it.
The President was speaking from State House, Nairobi during a live address on national Swahili radio stations: Radio Citizen, Radio Jambo, Radio Maisha, Milele FM and KBC’s Radio Taifa.
On Tueday, it was revealed that police were hunting down 50 people who escaped from quarantine at the Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC) in Nairobi.
Citizen TV established that they were having their evening meal when it started to rain, and they saw security officers guarding the premises take cover.
They reportedly took advantage of the situation and jumped out through the fence.
There are fears that they could pose a risk to other Kenyans following the government’s directive that anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 be isolated for 14 days.
They were to remain at KMTC under observation by health officials who were monitoring them for symptoms of the virus.
Reports indicate that some of them were still waiting for their COVID-19 test results after samples were taken to the lab.
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