Nurses acquitted of charges
02 May 2013, 18:09
Eight nurses who had been accused of malicious damage of property belonging to public hospitals were on Thursday released by a Nyeri Magistrate’s court.
The ruling came following a letter from office of the Director of Public Prosecution ordering their acquittal.
Delivering the ruling, Chief Magistrate Wilbroadah Juma further ordered they be refunded their cash bails.
Simon Warui Njogu, Wilson Waciuri Githinji, Jane Wangari, Alice Wangui, Lucy Wairimu, Phoebe Maina Kirigo, Joyce Mutuota and Agnes Wangu Thigiti all from Nyeri Provincial General Hospital could not hide their smiles together with their colleagues who flocked court room to hear the verdict.
They had denied that on February 4, 2013 they invaded Gatitu dispensary where they damaged thermometers, hospital registers, blood pressure machine and window panes all valued at KES 3 400.
Secondly, they were charged that on the same date they invaded Aguthi Dispensary where they also damaged three thermos flasks valued at KES 3 600.
However, the eight allegedly committed the offense when they had gone to confront their colleagues at dispensaries who had refused to join them in strike.
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