, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has ordered investigations into reports of rape at the Kenyatta National Hospital, mainly targeting mothers who have just given birth.
On Twitter, the Ministry of Health quoted the Health CS as directing the hospital management and security agents to submit a report on the findings of the probe by Monday.
He also instructed that the institution beef up security, “beefs up security measures to protect patients and their relatives,” the series of tweets read.
The subject dominated social media Friday with many recounting past experiences affecting them or narrated to them by friends or relatives.
In the documented cases, it appears that there is a pattern of mothers being waylaid by mortuary attendants while going to breastfeed their babies at the nursery between midnight and 3am.
Journalists are camped at the hospital waiting to be addressed by the referral hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros on how the hospital management plans to address the situation.