4 suspects who’re believed to be behind the theft of medicine in Murang’a county referral hospital will stay in police custody for the following 14 days because the investigations into the matter proceed.
The 4 have been arrested Friday night February 24, 2023, by cops whereas they have been loading 12 cartons of medicine right into a ready automotive throughout the hospital’s compound.
The 4, Antony Ng’ang’a, Ann Nyambura, Frida Wangechi and Linus Muriithi, appeared earlier than senior resident Justice of the Peace Erick Musambai in Murang’a legislation court docket on Monday morning February 27, 2023.
The investigating officer Steve Kongo requested extra time to conduct a deeper investigation into the matter.
The suspects had requested the court docket to be launched on bail, an software which Kongo objected saying they may intrude with the investigations.
Murang’a governor who was within the court docket stated it’s unhappy to see people who find themselves entrusted with the medication meant for the sufferers turning into thieves inflicting the general public to undergo.
Kang’ata stated the county has injected hundreds of thousands of cash into the well being sector to make sure sufferers get medication as an alternative of shopping for from personal chemists.
The governor revealed that there’s a well-organized cartel which has been stealing medication from the hospitals for the previous three years.
He stated they’ve been smuggling medication from the well being services each Monday and Friday and this has been draining the inventory at a really excessive fee.
“The cartel has made medication their money cow however we’re going to finish this development and guarantee not even a single capsule goes unaccounted for,” the governor stated.
He stated there are some workers members implicated within the scandal which might be on the run, including that the police are pursuing them and as soon as arrested they are going to be arraigned in court docket.
“We are going to go away no stone unturned till we get to the foundation of this subject and nobody who will probably be discovered culpable will probably be spared,” Kang’ata remarked.
Murang’a East OCPD Mary Wakuu stated the value of the medication recovered is but to be established, including that investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Wakuu thanked the members of the general public for volunteering to offer the details about the incident saying that is what enabled the police to arrest the suspects.