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Sonko trolled for ‘donating’ cooler boxes to Pumwani Maternity Hospital

By NAHASHON MUSUNGU September 19th, 2018 2 min read

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has drawn public wrath for donating cooler boxes to Pumwani Maternity Hospital for use as temporary storage facility for dead infants.

The donation comes a day after Mr Sonko stormed the hospital and discovered 12 bodies of infants’ stores in boxes and polythene bags.

Following the incident, Sonko has since suspended the hospital’s superintendent Dr Catherine Mutinda, its administrator Zaddock Angahya and Dr James Kamau who was the obstetrician and gynecologist on duty.

“As we plan for immediate improvement of maternal care at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, I have personally donated cooler boxes to be installed in a temporary mortuary at the facility,” Sonko tweeted on Wednesday.

The tweets were accompanied with photos and a short video clip showing the installation of the equipment at the hospital.

While Sonko termed his donation as a temporary gesture aimed at improving the services provided at the facility, his actions have been interpreted differently by a section of the online community, some of whom read mischief in the whole saga.