Cases of nurses being attacked at work on the rise

Cases of nurses being attacked while at work is on the rise in the recent past.

The most recent being an attack on Christian Nyabera at Nairobi’s Mama Lucy Hospital.

Nyabera was attacked by unknown people who had brought in a patient.

“They did not want to follow procedure and demanded to be served first even though we had administered first aid to their patient,” Nyabera said.

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The matter was reported at Soweto Police station. Embakasi Deputy County Commissioner Kenneth Gitonga said police have arrested two suspects.

Nyabera suffered bruises while her colleague had a broken wrist.

A few months back, Pamela Akinyi, 40, was charged with causing grievous harm to a nurse at Kenyatta National Hospital after her child died while undergoing treatment.

She allegedly attacked the nurse claiming that Kenyatta National hospital had failed to save her 17-year-old son’s life.

Another nurse also sustained minor injuries on her face after she was attacked by a Somali couple who wanted their ailing child released without clearing their medical bill.

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Ahmed Adan and his wife Nasra Mohammed visited Nairobi South Hospital early this year, and descended on Pauline Muraya with a sword inflicting a deep cut on her temple.

The Kenya Medical Doctors' Practitioners has condemned the violence against health workers.

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