Patient plunges to death at KNH over huge bill
A 39 year-old man committed suicide at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Tuesday afternoon after being detained at the facility over an unpaid medical bill.
Maurice Chege Kiarie was admitted at the hospital on August 9, and discharged on August 14, but was detained in the ward after he could not offset the bill.
According to a police report, the deceased jumped off the seventh floor of the Casualty Wing and died on upon landing.
His body was moved to the hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
In Embakasi, police found a woman’s body hanging from a rope in her bathroom.
The building’s care taker had on Wednesday night noticed a foul smell emanating from one of the houses. He contacted police who broke the door down and gained entry.