A major operation has been launched to find more than 100 patients who escaped from Mathari hospital in Nairobi on Monday morning.
Management said the patients fled while doctors gathered to take part in a nationwide strike that began today. [WATCH VIDEO BELOW]
“We saw some of the patients jumping over the facility’s walls and trying to cross Thika Superhighway,” a witness told the local media by phone. “I hope this is contained before they are hurt.” Reports indicated that some of them were found later.
The hospital’s staff members asked police and members of the public for help. Health workers countrywide went on strike after talks with the ministry collapsed the previous evening, warning that it will be the longest in history.
The medics failed to show up for a meeting with Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu on Sunday. They downed their tools saying they want the 2013 central bargaining agreement implemented.
Govt to merge six financial agencies to form mega bank
According to the plan, the new agency will become a one-stop shop for loans from the Government ranging
Win for MCAs in fight for fat pay
They claim the salary capping has negatively affected the effective functioning of the 47 County Assemblies and County Governments
Align Kenya’s political system with global standards
There is need to ensure that our system is in line with international best practice especially as they relate to...
Kitui County embroiled in models ‘sex scandal’
At least 16 models have dismissed the crowning of four winners at a beauty pageant held last month
Kenya not yet fully a free democracy, new report says
While a full report on the country's performance is not yet available online, a summary of the report notes that...
Family of five perishes in Juja inferno
Police said a woman, three children - all aged below 10 years, and a man were found early Tuesday morning
Americans urged to support conservation
Conservation of nature in many countries in Africa contributes significantly to sustainable rural community livelihoods
It’s business as usual, Mike Sonko says
He dismissed reports that Igathe called it quits last Friday following disagreements arising from implementation of key projects and award...
Police mum on theft of State House furniture
Nakuru OCPD Samuel Obara told the press that only police headquarters in Nairobi or State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu can...
Uncertain future for 100 police officers recalled from NTSA
The Director of Personnel at Vigilance House, the Kenya Police Service nerve centre, Boniface Maingi asked the commanders to send...