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PHOTOS: GoK drugs found in private clinics



Drugs and laboratory equipment belonging to the government have been found at private clinics in Machakos County.

The discovery was made on Thursday in a raid conducted by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Directorate of Criminal Investigations head, Machakos County, Rhoda Kanyi.

Four people working in two clinics opposite Machakos Level 5 Hospital were arrested during the raid.

At Lugpharm Clinic, theatre equipment and drugs labelled “GoK” were found with the owner unable to explain how the items had found their way into the facility.

The clinical officer was also not qualified to practice.

At an adjacent clinic, the owner quickly closed the door, locking in some patients, but was arrested as he tried to escape.

Mr Stephen Mutisya, a patient from Makueni County who was one of those locked in by the fleeing medics, said he had gone to Machakos Level 5 Hospital for a blood test but was referred to the clinic.

He said he had paid Sh3,600 for the test.

“I was at Level 5 and they said they did not have the equipment. They referred me to this clinic,” he said.

A Machakos County inspectorate officer arrests the owner of a clinic opposite Machakos Level 5 Hospital after GoK drugs were found in his facility. PHOTO | STEPHEN MUTHINI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Another elderly man at Lugpharm Clinic said he had paid Sh6,000 for lab tests and was waiting for the results when Dr Mutua and DCI officers struck.

Their tales pointed to a well-coordinated corruption syndicate where doctors in government hospitals refer patients to private clinics and pharmacies with equipment and drugs stolen from the public.

Most drugs and lab services in counties that have implemented Universal Health Coverage are free and such medics seek to benefit from services funded by the taxpayer.

DCI suspects such clinics and chemists, which sell services that should essentially be free, are spread across the country.

Dr Mutua told the stranded patients to go home as the clinics would be closed.

Dr Mutua displays some of the GoK drugs that were found at a private clinic in Machakos on February 7, 2019. PHOTO | STEPHEN MUTHINI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

He then proceeded to Machakos Level 5 Hospital where he inspected the laboratory and promised to take action on any government official found to have been colluding with those stealing drugs and hospital equipment.

“We have found X-Ray equipment from Level 5 Hospital and government drugs in a private clinic and people claim that Universal Health Care doesn’t work because there are no drugs,” he said.

He directed that henceforth, no patient should be referred to a private clinic from a government hospital.

He said the government had been providing the necessary supplies to the hospitals but the supplies were being stolen and diverted.

He warned that the government will not spare anyone found culpable of the vice.


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We were not happy anymore – Lilian Muli speaks on split from ex-husband



Days after K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo opened up to her Instagram followers that she is happy that her ex-husband Dennis Okari has moved on, Lilian Muli has taken a cue.

Speaking to Kalekye Mumo, Muli disclosed that her relationship with ex-husband, Moses Njuguna Kanene, came to a slow, grinding halt and they had to go their separate ways.

The Citizen TV anchor narrated that though the relationship was bliss at first, it reached a point where she felt “strangulated.”

She added that they mutually agreed to part ways and still remain friends to date.

I was young, I was a small girl. That seems like a long time ago but it was pretty romantic. He was my friend, he remain my friend to date. He is an extremely romantic gentleman and so he guided me a lot along that process, it is what it is, things didn’t work out. He is a person I respect to date

We were not happy anymore, and we just got to a place where you know we were not friends anymore, and I felt strangulated, I just felt that the Lilian I knew was getting suffocated in this environment and we mutually opted it was not working. We agreed to go separate ways. It is easier that way, there is no unnecessary drama. Once you have a child with someone really that person is your life forever,” Muli told Kalyekye.

Source: SDE

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PHOTOS: Langata MP Nixon Korir weds lover in exclusive ceremony



A day after NTV anchor Dennis Okari exchanged vows with Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony along Kiambu Road, Saturday the 16th was Nixon Korir’s turn.

The Langata MP wedded his longtime lover Beryl Zoraima at an exclusive wedding held at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi.

The event was graced by family and friends as well as the who’s who in the political and entertainment scene.

Take a look at photos from the ceremony below…


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Murder most foul: Woman denies killing her ‘mother’



Suspect is accused of stabbing elderly woman 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach

Bernadette Njoki Gachinga, 33, was adopted by Esther Wangari Kanuri at the age of three months after being dumped by her biological mother.

But, on the evening of February 23, 2014, Ms Kanuri was brutally killed by unknown assailants at her home in Kihuyo village, Nyeri town. The slain civil servant’s body was found by her husband, Michael Kanuri, lying in a pool of blood in her adopted daughter’s bedroom.

Ms Njoki turned out to be the prime suspect in the murder. It is alleged that she attacked her foster mother while she was taking tea in her living room and stabbed her more than 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach. She allegedly later dragged the body to her bedroom, locked it from the outside and escaped to Nyeri town.

Ms Kanuri, who was suffering from arthritis, had just arrived home from a church service at Kihuyo Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

Although Ms Njoki has since denied killing her foster mother, the court found that she has a case to answer.

During her defence at the High Court in Nyeri on Thursday, Ms Njoki admitted hating her foster mother. The court was told she made Ms Kanuri’s life a living hell after discovering she was not her biological mother.

Justice Abigail Mshila heard that Ms Njoki was a wild and indisciplined girl since her days in high school and was addicted to drugs like bhang and alcohol.

While being cross-examined by State Counsel Emma Gicheha and lawyer Gitonga Muthee for the deceased’s family, Ms Njoki admitted that she became errant and defiant to her foster mother after completing primary school education in 2001.

“I discovered that she was not my biological parent after snooping into a cabinet in the house that was always locked. I was 14 years then and I told my brother that we are adopted children. I became confused and escaped from home for one month to look for my biological mother but I later returned,” Ms Njoki said.

She admitted harbouring a grudge against Ms Kanuri for reasons she did not disclose. She said she was not bitter although Ms Kanuri had not told her she was adopted.

Ms Njoki is accused of stabbing her foster mother to death following an altercation caused by her indiscipline. The disagreement allegedly arose after Ms Kanuri asked her why she had not reported to her workplace in Nyeri town where she was operating a fruits parlour.

The prosecution told the court Ms Njoki, while in high school, wrote a letter to her foster father telling him how she hated her foster mother.

“Remember I wrote to you an SMS telling you that I hate mum. I was angry. I wish I got to know my real mother,” reads the letter.

Source: Daily Nation

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