KNH employees charged with stealing cancer drugs worth Sh 4.6 million

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(R-L) Emily Nyambura Kagochi, Philip Odhiambo Owino, Mary Mumo Wanjiru, Yvonne Muthoni Mbuthia, Rose Jepkogei Chepkok and Maureen Adingo Anyor in court where they denied stealing cancer drugs. Photo/Suek

Six employees of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have been charged with stealing cancer drugs worth over Sh 4 million from the facility

Emily Nyambura Kagochi, Philip Odhiambo Owino, Mary Mumo Wanjiru, Yvonne Muthoni Mbuthia, Rose Jepkogei Chepkok and Maureen Adingo Anyor are attached at Kenyatta Prime Care Center pharmacy.
The six are alleged to have conspired to committed the offence on 5th April and 24th May 2022 jointly with others not before court.
The drugs the six conspired to steal are all valued at Sh 4,675,147.6, the property of KNH.
Kagochi, Owino, Mbuthia and Chepkok are charged with stealing cancer drugs valued at Sh 3,665,147.6. Drugs which got to their possession by virtue of their employment at the hospital.
The four are said to have committed the offence on 5th April 2022 at the the KNH pharmacy.
The six are further charged with stealing more cancer drugs valued at Sh 1,009,966 on 24th May 2022.
The accused persons denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.
They were each granted a bond of Sh 1 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000 each.