CEO KENYATTA HOSPITAL DENIES RAPE ALLEGATIONS

KNH CEO Lily Koros

The management of the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has denied the rape allegations on its maternity corridors saying that they have never received complaints on the issue.

KNH CEO Lily Koros has strongly dismissed the stories circulating on social media as untrue saying that the allegations have been made in bad faith.

“The social media reports are made in bad faith. KNH management and staff wish to assure patients their care and security is our top concern,” Koros said in a press conference.

Ironically, at the same time, Ms Koros said that they have written to the DCI to investigate and if there is any truth action will be taken.

Kenyans have taken to social media to condemn Koros for downplaying the rape accusations.

 Rape Threats In KNH Maternity Wing

It took a social media post on Facebook from a concerned citizen to bring to the fore the plight of sexual harassment faced by female patients, not just limited to mothers in Kenyatta hospital.

Victims have since come out in droves to share their experiences, with most of the accounts sounding like scenes from a horror movie.

“One day I had a Surgery done at KNH to remove a growth on the abdomen, I has spinal anaesthesia, the one which they “kill” you half way, I couldn’t feel my lower body .

The guy who wheeled me back from theatre user a different lift , the one they use to take Bodies to the Morgue… 

While alone , he touched my breasts and was telling me the way they’re sharp, he touched My Vagina and told me , you can’t feel anything , then he was making fun of me how I can’t raise my legs, I don’t know how long we were in that lift , I don’t know what else happened because I passed out only to wake up at my hospital Bed.

Those are animals, I got nightmares about that incidence for a very long time,” one of the victim shared anonymously on the Facebook page Buyer Beware.

Health CS Cleopha Mailu has ordered for a probe into the reports that mothers are waylaid and raped in the elevators and along the corridors of the maternity wing.

BURN PATIENT RAPED IN KNH

In 2013, Ms Philis Nyaguthii, 28 a patient who was being treated for burns at the Kenyatta hospital died under unclear circumstances days after she publicly alleged that a nurse had raped her.

The patient had been admitted to the hospital on April 10 with serious burns after a stove she was using to prepare supper exploded on her.

 

 

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA UPROAR OVER RAPE OF NEW MOTHERS IN KNH

New mothers exposed to rapists in KNH

Kenyans on social media have gone ballistic following a story posted on a popular Facebook group, exposing the plight mothers in postnatal wards at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) go through especially that of rape.

According to the post on the group Buyer Beware; security is a big issue especially for mothers who have kids in the nursery. Apparently, the nurseries are on the ground floor and the wards hosting the new mothers are on the third floor and routinely, the mothers have to make their way to the nursey every 2-3 hours to breastfeed the babies and these trips are always a nightmare for the mothers as they are exposed to rapists.

“Today I met a lady who was nearly raped when she had gone to breastfeed her baby at about 3 am. The only thing that saved her was her voice. She screamed and the attacker took off,” The post reads in part.

The post was followed by a series of comments from victims who had gone through similar ordeals at Kenyatta hospital as captured at the end of this article.

The elevators at KNH are known for harbouring pickpockets but the rape ordeals had not been reported in the public domain until yesterday.

The rape threats are so real that patients recount that nurses at the facility always advise them to walk in groups for safety sake. The perpetrators are alleged, morgue attendants who go to collect bodies from the wards. They reportedly first scare the victims almost to death by exposing the dead bodies and before the poor women can compose themselves they have already pounced on them.

KNH is yet to respond to these allegations as calls to the respective authorities have remained unanswered and it’s not clear if the management has records of these ordeals but in the meantime, the story has gone viral and as is the norm we can expect a press statement later in the day.

Below are some of the stories shared by mothers who have fell victims to the rape threats at KNH.

 

 

 

 

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ACTOR KEN AMBANI NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AFRICAN AWARD

Celebrated veteran actor, Ken Ambani is among 13 Africans who have been nominated in the Best Male Movie Star Africa, category in the African Prestigious Awards.

“Am humbled to have been selected as Kenya’s nominee in the African prestigious awards 2017/2018; Best Male Movie Star. Help me scoop this award for Kenya by voting for me,” Ambani said.

Ambani has been nominated among Africa’s household names like Ghana’s Majid Michel and Nkuli Tshirumbula (South Africa).

The African prestigious award celebrates African achievers and future leaders in various sectors including arts, business, media, finance, sports etc.

“The African prestigious Award is set to help honour and also motivate both individuals and countries on the continent to rise and help build the continent,” APAwards says on its website.

The gala event will take place on 3rd March 2018 in Accra. Voting is currently open and will run up to 28 February. One can vote as many times as possible.

Click HERE to vote for Ken Ambani in the African Prestigious Awards.

 

 

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EDITH NYENZE WINS WIPER TICKET FOR KITUI WEST MP

Edith Nyenze

The widow of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze has been nominated as wiper’s candidate in the upcoming by-election.

Edith Nyenze garnered 13,388 votes to beat her only opponent Kitili Maluki Mwendwa (2,663). Mwendwa is the son of Kenya’s first African chief Justice Kitili Mwendwa.

Kitui West By-Election

The Kitui West by-election, which is scheduled for March 26, was occasioned by the death of Francis Nyenze, who succumbed to colon cancer in December, four months after winning the seat in the August general elections.

Mwendwa conceded defeat and congratulated Mrs. Nyenze and further promised to support her campaigns.

“Congratulations madam. You ran a great campaign and you have my full support going forward,” he said.

Political Rivalry

The race for Kitui West MP rekindled a political rivalry touching on two powerful families; Francis Nyenze and Nyiva Mwendwa,a former cabinet minister and the mother of Maluki Mwendwa have been political rivals.

The primaries also put wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo in a dilemma as the two families have been instrumental in his political career. Kalonzo brushed off calls to have Mrs. Nyenze given a direct nomination and maintained that the party would not give any direct nomination to anybody.

“For the sake of our party’s future growth and confidence among Kenyans, let’s give all aspirants an equal chance to seek the Wiper ticket,” said Musyoka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1,205 KCSE 2017 RESULTS CANCELLED OVER CHEATING

KNEC Chairman prof George Magoha

The National examination council (KNEC) has cancelled the results of 1,205 candidates who sat for the 2017 KCSE.

The candidates whose KCSE results have been canceled are from nine out of ten examination centers which had been under investigations for engaging in exam malpractice.

While announcing the results of the 2017 KCSE exams, Education CS Fred Matiang’i had revealed that they had withheld results of 10 schools that had been suspected to have been involved in exam malpractice.

According to exams council chairman Professor George Magoha, 64 centers were reported to have engaged in exam malpractice. 11 candidates were found with mobile phones and nine with unauthorized materials in examination rooms.

“It’s amazing that in some cases the candidates had written the right answers before canceling them to write wrong answers they received from teachers who colluded with them,” Magoha said.

Magoha has said that the affected candidates can re-register to re-sit for KCSE this year in schools of their choice before the February 28 registration deadline.

40 teachers were also reportedly involved in KCSE exam irregularities and will face disciplinary action by their employer, the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC).

 

 

 

 

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