Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday morning stormed the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital along Kangundo Road where he received complaints form patients at the government hospital.
Sonko storms Mama Lucy Hospital, unearths major scandal
Someone will be sent home today - Governor Mike Sonko
Patients in the waiting bay told the Governor that there was a shortage of drugs at the hospital, a situation that has persisted for over 3 weeks.
The governor made a call to his Health CEC Mohammed Dagane on the spot and insisted that Dagane immediately report to the hospital to answer his questions.
The Governor claimed that drugs worth Sh42 million had recently been dispatched by the county government and proceeded to call the hospital's CEO, Dr Julius Ogato to confirm whether he had received any medicine.
Dr Ogato reported that the medicine present at the hospital would only be able to serve patients for one month.
Someone will be sent home today - Sonko at Mama Lucy Hospital
The governor further threatened to sack at least one person at the Hospital if the reports were found to be true.
Governor Sonko was eventually taken to the medicine store where he confirmed that there were drugs at the hospital to treat various ailments. He dismissed the patients' complaints as "kawaida (the usual) shortage".
Medics in public hospitals have been known to illegally withdraw drugs from government hospitals and resell them at private pharmacies they own.
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