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KEMSA-labeled drugs discovered in a private Chemist

Law enforcement officials In Bomet have arrested a private medical practitioner following the discovery of numerous KEMSA-labeled drugs, originally intended for the County government, at his facility in Mulot trading centre. County Health Minister Dr. Joseph Sitonik, accompanied by fellow health officers, conducted a surprise inspection at Sogoo Healthcare premises, where they found the allegedly inebriated practitioner attending to clients.

The suspect was swiftly handcuffed by police officers accompanying the county officials, who then proceeded to break into the store. Inside, they recovered numerous KEMSA drugs designated for Mulot health centre.

 law enforcement officials In Bomet have arrested a private medical practitioner following the discovery of numerous KEMSA-labeled drugs: photo illustration/ courtesy
law enforcement officials In Bomet have arrested a private medical practitioner following the discovery of numerous KEMSA-labeled drugs: photo illustration/ courtesy

Following the operation, Dr. Sitonik addressed the media, revealing that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was unable to provide a coherent explanation regarding how he obtained the government drugs without proper authorization.

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County Health Chief Officer Felix Langat disclosed that the suspect possessed an expired license intended for Kajiado County, despite operating his illicit business within Bomet. Langat pointed fingers at unnamed county medical staff, alleging collusion with private facilities to pilfer drugs from public health facilities.

“We have leads indicating that certain county health officers are involved in this illicit activity. We have identified suspects who are yet to provide statements on this regrettable incident. We caution them to desist from such actions or face the consequences,” warned Langat.

Simultaneously, he announced the initiation of a comprehensive crackdown on all private facilities in the county lacking the necessary requirements for operation.

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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