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3 officers at Kamukunji Police Station test positive for Covid-19; response team sent in for testing

Police officers at the Kamukunji police station are set to undergo Covid-19 testing after three of their colleagues at the station tested positive for the Coronavirus disease.

The first case at the station was reported after an officer took a test at Aga Khan Hospital Friday June, 19.

The officer is currently undertaking self-isolation at his home in Ruiru Kiambu County while undergoing treatment and regular observation with three of the officer’s children also placed under quarantine at home.

Another police constable from the same station but attached to the Rapid Response Medical team based at DCI Training school in South C, also tested positive on Thursday June, 18 and was taken to Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment.

The third officer, who tested positive from the station took the test at Mbagathi Hospital Friday June,19 and it is alleged that he is from Fuata Nyayo Estate..

The officer is also receiving treatment at the KU Teaching and Referral hospital with his family self-isolating at home.

An emergency response team is set to be sent to Kamukunji for rapid testing of the officers within the station.

This comes amid concerns over the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country, with the total number of cases confirmed in the country rising to 4374 by Friday June 19, as reported by the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, court activities in Mombasa were suspended on Friday after 11 Judiciary officers were reported to have contracted the disease.