A policeman who helped a 55-year-old Covid-19 patient travel from Nairobi to Longisa Hospital in Bomet County has been identified and placed into quarantine at Mbagathi Kenya Medical College.
The police officer is based at Lang’ata Police Station and is a relative to the deceased man.
Bomet County Commissioner Geoffrey Omonding, however, denied claims that the deceased had been ferried from Nairobi in a police car. “The officer who transported the deceased was dressed in police uniform and staff at the hospital thought he was using our car that was parked outside after dropping a victim of an accident,” he said.
Omonding said the policeman hired a saloon car to ferry the deceased to Bomet after obtaining clearance from the hospital in Nairobi. “We know the officer used a letter from the clinic claiming he was referring a sick person to a hospital in Bomet,”
The County Commissioner said investigations are ongoing and disciplinary action will be taken against the officer for misusing his essential service providers powers thereby compromising the safety of other people