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Patient kills another, injures 8 at Nanyuki Hospital

A family in Timau is seeking justice after their 42-year-old son was killed on Saturday night in unclear circumstances at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

Ronney Mutuma was allegedly hit by a male patient using a blunt object on the head before he succumbed to the injury later in the night.

The County Minister for Health, Joseph Lenain, said the deceased was attacked by a patient who had been receiving treatment for epilepsy and hypertension.

On the fateful day, the accused aged 48 is said to have turned violent, killing the deceased and injuring six other patients and two nurses.

“The deceased who was being treated for diabetes was diagnosed three days ago and admitted at the county hospital,” Lenai said.

Laikipia East OCPD Kizito Mutoro said that they are investigating the matter, but also cautioned hospital staff to be more careful with such patients in future.

The body of the deceased was taken to Nanyuki Referral Hospital Mortuary while the accused was put under isolation as investigations continue.