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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH JAN 2018-Kenya National Hospital, CEO Lily Koros has appeared before the parliamentary health committee insisting that there was no evidence of rape at the facility.But she told Sabina Chege led committee that they asked the DCI to investigate as they did not have any record of assault, angering the public.
She said the preliminary findings do not indicate any form of harassment took place.
“We reviewed the CCTV footage and were not able to see any of the incidents alleged,” Koros said, adding claims by a mother with twins was also misleading.
“Social media reports are very misleading. We did not have a mother with twins on third floor.”
Koros said they also interviewed 11 patients in their wards and that nobody spoke of rape.
“Patients in the gynaecology ward were interviewed,” she said and noted that “KNH medics are trained on [handling] security issues and complaints”.
The official further said the hospital’s preliminary report on rape allegations clears staff of any wrong doing as no complaint was reported.
Koros said they did not have proof but that they were taking the matter seriously – they will hire more security guards and have asked the National Youth Service to help.
“The hospital has also improved lighting across the facility since the rape allegations were reported,” she said. “We are hoping the DCI will give its report in due time.”
Investigations were launched after a woman claimed she was sexually assaulted when she sought to breastfeed her baby at the facility.