A Member of County Assembly in Migori County is being sought by the police after fleeing from a health facility where she was being observed after coming into contact with three Covid-19 patients.
The MCA together with another patient is said to have fled to Tanzania after learning that they were going to be taken into isolation for contacting the positive patients.
Migori County Chief Health Executive DR Isca Oluoch clarified that the trio who escaped came into contact with three Covid-19 patients who tested positive on Saturday, 29 May 2020.
“We have engaged police officers, especially from the DCI, to help trace the patient who should be taken back to the treatment center,” Dr. Oluoch said.
The Health official who spoke to the Daily Nation said the MCA with his company sneaked from the facility at around 6. am and their escape is taking back the war against the virus.
Migori which has so far reported 20 cases is among the counties currently on the Ministry of Health’s radar due to its proximity to the border point to Tanzania.
Seven out of the 20 cases in Migori were Tanzanians proving that border points are some of the Covid-19 hotspots still hurting the war against the virus.
Dr. Oluoch, however, urged residents to avoid running from facilities as Covid-19 is not a death sentence. “It is sad that we have a leader who should be leading Kenyans in fighting the virus hiding and is at large with her phone switched off. We are still trailing her,” Dr. Oluoch said.
“Being positive is not a death warrant. We are disappointed as a department and county over the two cases.”
In April, 50 patients escaped from a Covid-19 quarantine facility but were later arrested by police with some found drinking alcohol in a bar. Most of the patients complained about the conditions in a quarantine facility are very poor and compared them to prisons.