Three nurses deny killing cancer patient
Three nurses and a support staff member linked to the killing of a cancer patient at the Kenyatta National Hospital will remain in custody for another 21 days.
Yesterday, Priscilla Wairimu, Godfrey Gachora, Rosemary Nkonge and Mary Kamau denied killing Cosmas Mutunga. They were on duty the night he was killed.
Mutunga, 42, was admitted to the hospital’s Ward 8C on November 8 last year and was found brutally murdered on his hospital bed on the night of November 28 last year. He had stab wounds and one eye was gouged out.
They have been remanded until their bail hearing on October 31. The trial is set for March 6 and 9 next year.
Hundreds of colleagues demonstrated outside the Milimani law courts and jammed the courtroom. “We are going to hold nationwide protests and seek their unconditional release. This is inhuman. Nurses work under oath and don’t kill patients,” Agnes Muderu said.
Nurses break down in court yesterday as their colleagues are being charged with the murder of a KNH patient