Four prisoners escape from COVID-19 isolation facility in Turkana

Written By: Peter Gitonga/KNA

Police in Lodwar are searching for four prisoners who escaped from a Covid-19 isolation centre on Wednesday night.

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County executive in charge of Health Jane Ajele says the four had not fully recovered from the virus at the time they escaped from Kanamkemer isolation facility.

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“The four inmates are believed to have escaped by cutting through a window in the hospital,” she said.

Lodwar GK prison had on September 14 reported 28 positive cases raising alarm among residents. The development prompted the national Covid-19 emergency response committee to declare that it would send experts to establish the cause of the rising cases in the county.

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The county had reported 29 cases in total, one being in Turkana West sub county.

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The four escapees are said to have been serving jail terms for committing capital offences.

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