Man charged for sneaking into KNH, stealing kidney drugs

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 21 May, 2021 18:08 | < 1 min read
Calvin Omollo in court. PHOTO/COURTESY

A clinical officer who sneaked inside Renal Intensive Care unit at KNH and stole medicine meant for patients undergoing dialysis at the hospital has been charged with stealing renal drugs worth ksh5250.

Calvin Gideon Omondi Omollo is alleged that on May 19, 2021, at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi stole 21 pieces of RECORMON medicines belonging to the hospital.

Calvin who faces a total of 3 counts is also charged with forging KNH employee’s identification card No 55951 purporting it to be a genuine KNH staff card.

According to the police report seen by K24, on May 19, 2021 at around 1200hrs one staff namely Alexander was in the office at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit when he saw the accused who was in a white dust coat going to where they keep stationary while on a phone call and picked a paper and left. Alexander said he kept an eye on him since he looked like a stranger.

Alexander saw him going to the drugs store and opened the fridge. He (Alex) alerted his colleagues and when the suspect noted he started running a way. He was however arrested by the hospital security.

The accused had hanged a KNH employee’s identification card on his neck. The security searched the black bag that the accused had and found 21 pieces of RECORMON drugs.

Preliminary investigations established that the accused is not a KNH staff because the identification card has 5 digits instead of 6.

The value of the stollen medicine which had names of patients who usually undergo dialysis twice a week were identified by the staff working at the dialysis unit.

Calvin pleaded not guilty before Nairobi Magistrate Caroline Muthoni Njagi and was released on a cash bail of ksh100,000.