One dies, others under medication following TB outbreak at Naivasha GK Prison

One dies, others under medication following TB outbreak at Naivasha GK Prison

- in Health, News

Fear and grief has gripped Naivasha GK Prison after an inmate serving life sentence succumbed to TB inside the penal institution.

The middle aged inmate whose name is yet to be released by the police had been admitted in the prison health center when he succumbed to the illness.

According to a source in the prison, the inmate had been segregated for over four months after he was diagnosed with the disease.

“We have several cases of TB in the prison, but the inmates are all under medication but in this case the inmate who was serving life sentence passed on while undergoing treatment,” said the source.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incident adding that the body is lying at Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.

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