Coronavirus: A driver who escaped after testing positive arrested two weeks later

Saturday, June 20th, 2020 13:24 |
Driver who escaped after testing positive of Coronavirus arrested

Police in Narok on Thursday arrested a hearse driver who had escaped from isolation two weeks ago after he allegedly tested positive for coronavirus.

According to KNA, the driver was arrested while ferrying I5 mourners and a body to Homabay for burial. The driver is said to work fo Exodus Funeral Services based in Kamukunji Nairobi.

Narok County Police Commandant Fredrick Siundu said police were tipped the driver would stop at Narok. He said the driver had gone missing as soon as his results were out.

“The driver was tested for Covid-19 on 7th June in Kisumu while he was on duty; he tested positive for coronavirus, but since the results were out, the driver went missing,” said Siundu.

Police waited for the driver at Narok and upon stopping, they arrested him.

“I got information from my colleagues that the driver was on his way to Homa Bay via the Maai Mahiu – Narok highway. We had suspected that he would stop in Narok for some meals and when he stopped, we nabbed him immediately,” said the Sub County Commandant.

Upon his arrest, the driver was returned to Nairobi for isolation while the 15 mourners were quarantined at Narok Referral Hospital.

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