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KNH to install cameras after cancer patient was clobbered to death in ward

Ministry of Health will install CCTV cameras at Kenyatta National Hospital as part of security measures following the death of a patient at the facility last year.

A representative from the ministry, Dr Makau Matheka, told Parliament’s Health Committee on Thursday that the cameras will be installed “very soon”.

The enhanced security is in response to the death of Mr Cosmas Mutunga,42, a cancer patient who was attacked and killed by unknown assailants in Ward 8C on the dawn of November 29, 2015.

“The installation will put into consideration the privacy of patients even as we ensure their safety,” said Dr Matheka explained.

The committee was inspecting the national referral hospital following the petition regarding the brutal murder of the father of four.

KNH chief executive Lily Koros said the cameras are one of many other efforts by the hospital to beef up security.

She said they have increased police patrols in the wards as well as trained staff on security measures that would also help in countering terrorism.