Kiganjo police college closed indefinitely after officer tests positive for coronavirus

Kiganjo police college closed indefinitely after officer tests positive for coronavirus

The National Police Service has suspended training at the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo over the new coronavirus.

Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said training at the college had been suspended indefinitely.

The closure will affect officers who have been taking courses at the renowned institution.

Citizen Digital understands that the decision to close down the institution was arrived at after a police officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Central Regional Commissioner Wilfred Nyangwanga however told journalists that the officers had gone home after completing their 3-month courses.

The latest comes after the number of coronavirus cases in Kenya rose to 184 after five more patients tested positive.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday said the new cases include three Kenyans and two foreigners.

Three of the five patients had travelled from Tanzania while the other two arrived in the country from the UK and UAE respectively.

The CS further disclosed that four more patients had recovered from the disease bring the total number of recoveries in Kenya to 12.

At the same time, he revealed that one more patient had succumbed to the infection in Mombasa, raising to seven the number of patients who have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya.

CS Kagwe noted that three of the new cases are in Nairobi and two in Mombasa.

“Only one of these cases came from mandatory quarantine facilities while the other four were picked by our surveillance teams from contact tracing,” said Kagwe.

The five new patients who have tested positive — three males and two females — are aged between 39 and 77 years.

The Health Cabinet Secretary said contact tracing was ongoing, noting that a total of 2,046 persons had been monitored, out of which 1,448 had been discharged with 598 on follow up.

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