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Pigs heads abandoned outside Kiambu hospital

By Kamau Maichuhie | Published Fri, August 10th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 9th 2018 at 22:33 GMT +3
Two of the six heads of dead pigs that were yesterday found abandoned outside Kiambu Level Five Hospital. [Kamau Maichuhie/Standard]

Residents of Kiambu yesterday found six pig heads dumped outside Kiambu Level Five Hospital.

The heads, dropped at the facility’s gate by the Operation Ondoa Panya, a human rights Organisation, had a ribbon reading: “Kiambu Hospital Thieves”.

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The organisation’s national coordinator John Wamagata said they took the action to protest poor leadership and service delivery at the facility.

“The hospital has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. There have been allegations that patients have not been getting enough food and drugs and that there is congestion at the facility,” he said.

He wondered why the hospital could not offer good services, yet it generated its revenue and got conditional grant from the national government by virtue of its level five status.

“We will write to Director of Public Prosecutions asking him to order an audit of the hospital’s financial management. Another letter will go to the President requesting him to intervene,” he said.

Kiambu Health executive Joseph Murega denied county hospitals have drugs and food shortages but acknowledged the health facilities were overcrowded.

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