Five Staffers On the Spot As Drugs Worth Sh3 Million Go Missing at a Murang’a Hospital

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Maragua Level 4 Hospital in Murang'a County. [Courtesy]

Police in Murang’a are looking into the mysterious disappearance of drugs worth Sh3 million at the Maragua Level 4 Hospital.

Reports indicate that five staffers at the health facility risk arrest and prosecution over the said incident.

Confirming the incident was Murang’a South Police Commander Alexander Shikondi who noted that all the indicators pointed to an inside job.

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The missing consignment consisted of paracetamol used for treating fever and body pain and Septrin (a brand name for a combination of antibiotics called co-trimoxazole) which is used to treat bacterial infections.

“The thefts have been executed in two heists — one on November 27 and the other on December 14, 2021. In the recent incident, no door was broken. In the first incident, the door to the store was broken but curiously, the hospital management never made a formal police report,” Shikondi said.

He said five hospital workers, including Chief Pharmacist Esther Maina have been grilled. Four others, who include an intern, have also been questioned.

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In the first incident, drugs worth Sh2.5 million were carted away while in the second heist the loss was estimated at Sh500,000.

“It is interesting how the hospital’s management has behaved in the two incidents where it was apparent that it did not intend the matter to be known by investigating authorities. Were it not that we received a tip off, it would have remained a secret as patients continue to be told there is no medicine,” he said.

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