A Police officer has been caught having sex with a covid-19 patient whom he was supposed to be guarding.
According to a police report, the incident happened at The Agricultural Training Centre in Busia County which serves as a Covid-19 isolation centre in Kenya.
He said the place is guarded by three police officers and three wardens where both remandees from Busia Prison and ordinary sick members of the public are kept in separate wards.
He explained that around 10 pm, as routine, two officers both wardens from Busia GK Prison, conducted their normal patrol within the facility.
One of them started engaging a patient in talks. His colleague felt uncomfortable and proceeded to the guard room. He informed other officers about what was happening and they all went to check on what was going on.
However, the suspect and patient had already moved from where the officer had left them conversing. The officers became suspicious and started looking around and in the process, heard noises and commotion coming from the women’s ward.
“They rushed to the scene and found all the patients outside and complaining that the prison officer was raping the said lady patient,” the police report read.
Authorities say that when they went into the woman’s room, they found her and the officer naked in bed.
One of the women quarantined at the facility, however, told police that the said COVID-19 patient had consented to the act, but only changed her narrative when she learnt that the other female Covid-19 patients in the ward had known what she and the police officer were doing.
The suspect was arrested and quarantined at the same facility. His firearm was confiscated by senior officers from the Busia GK Prison.