Former Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) CEO Lily Koros has been appointed an administrative secretary at the Health Ministry, writing off her return to the referral hospital.
Koros will work under the Principal Secretary, Peter Tum, and will be in charge of administration and financial accounting in other departments.
The ministry is divided into the technical wing headed by the Director of Medical Services and administration section headed by the PS in which Koros will work under.
“She is in charge of administration and her job entails oversight of general duties in the ministry, which includes finance, accounts and other departments,” said Tum.
The former CEO was suspended on March 3 after a brain surgery was performed on the wrong patient in the hospital.
The bungled surgery was performed on a patient with a swelling on the head instead of a patient with a blood clot.
The doctors realised that they had the wrong patient two hours into the surgery after they failed to find the purported clot.
Thomas Mutie was appointed the acting CEO after her departure. The ministry will now embark on recruiting a substantive CEO.
Koros’ dismissal from the facility had provoked an angry reaction from the Rift Valley MPs who accused the Cabinet Secretary for health of unfairly dismissing her without investigation.