A police officer has been arrested and quarantined after he was caught having sex with a female COVID-19 patient who was quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC) in Busia.
The ATC quarantine center is usually guarded by three police officers and three prison warders.
The centre usually admits COVID-19 patients from the Busia GK Prison and the neighbouring community. The two groups (inmates” prisoners” and ordinary citizens) are, however, kept in a separate wards.
At around 10pm on Thursday, one of the prison warders watch over the center, identified as Police Constable Emmanuel Ng’etich, began engaging a COVID-19 patient in a conversation. Another prison warder, Police Constable Jeff Obondo, who was not very ok by Ng’etich’s actions, went to the guardroom, where he informed his colleagues about what Ng’etich was doing.
All the officers went to check what was really happening. However, they did not find Ng’etich and the COVID-19 patient.
And As a result, they became suspicious and started looking around. Several minutes past 10pm, they heard noise and commotion coming from the women’s ward, says a police report filed at the Busia Police Station at 00:30am Friday, July 17.
The police officers rushed there and found all the female patients outside, complaining that Police Constable Ng’etich was raping the lady he had earlier struck a conversation with.
Authorities say when they went into the woman’s room, they found her and Ng’etich naked in bed.