Kenyatta National Hospital nurses have vowed not to resume duties until the KNH management assures them of their safety and justice for their colleague who was attacked by a patient’s relative on Saturday.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News Kenya National Union of Nurses secretary General Nairobi branch Eddiah Muruli says the nurses in KNH are in fear and the management must come clear on what happen before they can go back.
According to Muruli they want an immediate audience with KNH to restore security lapses and other managerial issues .
‘‘We will not go back until our colleague get justice the same way the public always demand justice should any nurse mess in his or her line of duty.’’ She added.
Muruli says the relatives’ of the deceased patient attacked a nurse on duty from the back after receiving news that the patient who was suffering from Leukemia had passed on.
The nurse fell on ground and started making funny noises as somebody being strangled.
It was at this time that other nurses screamed before the security team intervened.
The security status at KNH has raised concerns and last year a patient was killed by unknown persons in Psychatric ward in the same facility under unclear circumstances.
‘‘We have requested the management for an urgent meeting and this time round we will make sure our safety is granted.’’