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Enraged mother arrested at KNH after attacking and injuring nurse over son’s death

A woman, whose son died at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Saturday, has been arrested after she attacked and seriously injured a nurse.

The woman was accompanied by her relatives when she attacked the nurse on duty who had informed her of the child’s death.

Confirming the incident, KNH Communication Officer Simon Githae said the nurse was hit with a blunt object during the attack.

According to the police, the incident happened on Saturday at around 10:30am when the mother was informed of the death of her 17-year-old son at the hospital.

The woman is being held at Capitol Hill Police Station for questioning.


“It’s true the incident happened at the hospital. We are yet to establish the motive of the attack. We have launched investigations and the woman will be charged on court next week with assault,” Kilimani OCPD Michael Muchiri said.

The boy, identified as Elisha Ouko Juma, was a Form Three student at Upper Hill School and needed blood transfusion which the hospital could not administer for lack of matching blood type in their blood bank.

The family is however blaming the hospital for taking too long to conduct the procedure even after 10 relatives and friends came to donate blood.

The mother is said to have attacked the nurse in anger when she learnt of her son’s death.

The nurse was rushed by fellow colleagues to an emergency room for medical examination and was said to be in critical condition.