Nakuru Intern Doctors Rally for Justice in Wake of Colleague’s Tragic Murder

The Kenya Medical, Pharmacists, and Dentist Union (KMPDU) peacefully demonstrated in Nakuru, advocating for justice following the tragic death of Dr. Laban Langat, a medical intern discovered dead over the weekend. Dr. Langat’s body was found in a trench outside the Margaret Kenyatta Mother-Baby Maternity wing of the Nakuru County Referral Hospital on Saturday morning, as reported by security guards.

Colleagues at the hospital, where Dr. Langat was stationed, noted that he had been on duty on Friday. In a statement issued by Secretary General Davji Bhimji, the KMPDU expressed deep concern about the mysterious circumstances surrounding Dr. Langat’s demise and called for an immediate and thorough investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to determine the cause of death.

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The union urged relevant authorities to expedite the investigation, emphasizing the need for justice. They highlighted the significance of prioritizing the safety of healthcare workers, especially medical interns, and urged hospitals to comply with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) and Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) regulations. This includes providing secure housing within hospital premises for medical interns.

A postmortem conducted on Sunday, led by government pathologist Titus Ngulungu, revealed that Dr. Langat died from manual strangulation. The autopsy disclosed injuries on his neck, head, part of the abdomen, as well as bruises on his wrists and lips. The possibility of drowning was ruled out, considering the location where Dr. Langat was found in a trench.

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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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