Police officers on Thursday, April 23, tracked down one of the 50 individuals who escaped from the Kenya Medical Training Center (KMTC) quarantine facility to Litein, Kericho.
The individual, whose name was not revealed, is said to have used a Public Service Vehicle from Nairobi to Kericho, despite the active order for cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi.
The suspect will be taken to Kapkatet Hospital where he will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for the Covid-19 disease.
One of the 50 quarantine escapees jumping the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) fence on Tuesday, April 21.
He is said to have arrived in Kericho, from where he boarded a boda boda, which took him to his home.
Officers are said to have traced him to his home where he was arrested.
He later disclosed to the officers that there was yet another individual who was in Kericho from the KMTC quarantine centre.
Officers have launched a manhunt for the other escapee.
This came a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed that all the 50 that had escaped quarantine would be traced, arrested and forced back into quarantine.
“Even those we saw escaping, we will get a hold of all of them and return them back to the centres.
“They will stay there until the period of quarantine is over. We know you and we will get a hold of you,” the president promised.
More than 400 individuals who were arrested on Friday, April 17, for breaking curfew guidelines had been taken into forced quarantine.
The individuals are said to have lamented about the daily Ksh2,000 fee which they claimed they could not afford before 50 escaped.
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation at State House, Nairobi on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Get real time update about this post categories directly on your device, subscribe now.