Three nurses deny killing cancer pa­tient

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

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.

/MONICAH MWANGI

Nurses break down in court yes­ter­day as their col­leagues are be­ing charged with the mur­der of a KNH pa­tient

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