Migori police hunt for seven quarantine escapees

Thursday May 14 2020
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A young lady at a quarantine facility. Eight people escaped from an isolation centre in Migori on May 12, 2020. PHOTO | AFP

By IAN BYRON

Police and Covid-19 response teams in Migori are hunting down seven of the eight people who escaped from a quarantine centre in the county on Tuesday night.

The eight staged the escape from St Mary’s Mabera Girls in Kuria West sub-county following news that three of their roommates had tested positive for the virus.

According to county Health executive Dr Isca Oluoch, the eight escaped through the school fence during a heavy downpour. Police arrested one of the suspects, a man, as he attempted to slip into Tanzania on Wednesday.

Dr Oluoch said the suspect had been taken back into quarantine and will be charged for endangering lives.