Nairobi Women Hospital staff arrested after teen is defiled in lab – VIDEO
A lab technician working at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital in Mombasa was on Monday arrested for defiling a 13-year-old girl who had been receiving treatment at the facility.
The Class Eight girl had been diagnosed with malaria and was receiving treatment when the incident happened.
According to the mother, she left her daughter in the ward at night to return home to look after her other child when the incident happened.
“She was getting better and we prayed together before I left for the night to go and take care of the other child,” the mother said.
The daughter narrated that the lab technician, identified as Hillary Ochieng, told her to go to the laboratory for more tests.
In the lab, girl claims the technician started groping her private parts and a fight ensued before he released her, but after checking that there was no one on the corridors.
The hospital announced in a statement that the technician has been suspended.
“We would like to assure our patients and the public that as the Nairobi Women Hospital, we value, care and uphold the dignity of all our patients.