A prison warden in Kenya has been arrested for raping a female patient in a COVID-19 isolation facility he was meant to be guarding.

The incident occurred at a center in the western border town of Busia that was guarded by both police and prison officers, according to the police report seen by Reuters, adding that a colleague had noticed the prison officer talking to a patient, felt uncomfortable and left to alert other officers.

“They heard noise and commotion coming from the women’s ward,” the report said. “They (officers) rushed there and found all the patients outside and complaining that the prison officer was raping the said lady patient.

“Health officers were summoned. The officer has been disarmed by senior officers from prison and quarantined within the facility,” it said.

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