May 10, 2021

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Thika POlice Station's OCS Mathews Masaga

Thika Police Station’s OCS Tests Negative For Covid-19

Thika police station’s Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Mathews Masaga has tested negative for Covid-19.

The officer was among others that Public Health Officers tested a few weeks ago after reports indicated a section of remandees had contracted the deadly virus.

Elated Masaga, in an exclusive talk with Latestnewskenya.com revealed the good news saying that he was now keen on keeping safe.

No officer at the Beatrice Kiraguri-led station tested positive for the deadly virus.

The results were revealed even as fear continues to engulf various stations in Kiambu County.

Already, according to the county police commander Ali Nuno, thirty four remandees, six police officers from various police stations have tested positive for Covid19.

Among them, twenty are from both Thika and Makongeni, ten from Karuri while four are from Githunguri police stations.

Six police officers from various stations in the county have also contracted the deadly virus sparking fear that the disease could have been widely spread among families living in various police lines and even the communities surrounding the stations.

To control the spread, the county police boss revealed that no more persons will be admitted in the Coronavirus-hit police stations.

Instead, lawbreakers will be put in cells at stations that are free from the virus.

Since it recorded its first case, Thika and Makongeni police stations have since been fumigated.

Kiambu County has registered increased Covid-19 cases due to its high population and the reopening of the economy.

The county governor James Nyoro says that the devolved unit is the second-most populous after Nairobi and more people are coming out to be tested. 

The county has installed 226 beds at the Tigoni Level-4 Hospital, which has been turned into a Covid-19 centre in preparation to combat the plague.

Another 102 beds have been distributed to Gatundu, Thika and Kiambu level-5 hospitals, and 560 beds at isolation centres that host ICUs.

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