COVID-19: About 3,000 police officers to be quarantined

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 21:31 |

When President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that all schools and learning institutions be closed, training at Kiganjo Police Training College continued.

The National Police Service did not consider Kiganjo Campus in Nyeri County, a learning institution where at least 3,000 officers had been undergoing various training courses including a 'standardisation' course for Administration Police.

However, the courses ended abruptly on April 3.

Reports from across the country indicate that a good number of the officers could have been infected by the virus.

All the 3,000 officers have been directed to report to their commanders for mandatory quarantine.

The growing threat of the coronavirus in Kenya hit home when President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a raft of measures to combat the virus, including the closure of all learning institutions.

“We have suspended learning in all our education institutions with immediate effect. Consequently, and to facilitate a phased approach, primary and secondary day schools are to suspend operations,” the President said in a statement outside his Harambee House office, Nairobi four weeks ago.

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