I caught fake nurse ‘attending’ to patients, witness tells court

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 2 Aug, 2019 10:17 | < 1 min read
Winstone Chiseremi 

A security officer at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret told court on Thursday how he busted a 26-year-old trans gender suspect nurse as she attended to patients at the institution’s  Emergency Section.

Rotich Cheruiyot told Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa that he acted fast following a tip-off from nurses that an impostor had been spotted at the facility’s attending to patients.

He said when he arrived at the emergency unit, he found the suspect, Shieys Chepkosgei alias Hillary Kiprotich in full Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital uniform and a badge standing at the door.

“When I asked her what she was doing at the emergency section, she  told me that she was a nurse student from Kenya Medical Training College Mombasa campus and has been posted to the hospital as a volunteer,” said Cheruiyot.

Cheruiyot said he arrested the suspect after alerting the hospital management about her activities before handing her to Nairberi Police Station in Moiben sub-county.

The prosecution has lined up five more witnesses from the hospital to testify. The case will be heard on October 7.