Police and KNH boss clash in court over Brian Bera missing from hospital

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Conflicting reports emerged yesterday at Milimani Law Courts about the missing of Brian Bera from Kenyatta National Hospital while he was being treated for gunshot wounds.

A fortnight ago, the mechanical engineering student from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was expected to be presented in court once he recovered after being shot at State House when he tried trespassing the heavily guarded compound.

Brian Bera intruded State House on June 11. [Source: Edaily]

Yesterday, KNH Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Evans Kamuri and a policeman attached to KNH Joseph Asugo clashed in court on the whereabouts of the suspect.

KNH CEO Dr Evans Kamuri. [Source: standard]

Policeman Asugo accused KNH of having a hand in the disappearance of Bera due to unpaid hospital bills.

“Your honour, the hospital has locked in the suspect because of the bill he has accrued. The hospital is shifting him from one bed to another in a bid to hide him from us,” said Asugo.

Asugo further claimed that there are private rooms in the hospital which are out of bounds for anyone apart from doctors and those under instructions from medics.

In a heated exchange, Dr Kamuri refuted the claims while dismissing the police report.

”Kenyatta National hospital does not have any other holding facilities apart from the wards as alleged by this policeman. Professionally, this policeman is suffering from delusions of grandeur,” Kamuri said.

Kamuri further termed the police version of the story as a ridiculous scene from a soap opera.

 “Your honour, the suspect was guarded by a policeman who on June 15 reported that the suspect was escorted to unknown place by the hospital,” Asugo reiterated.

 “When we learnt of the mysterious escape of Kibet, we launched a serious manhunt in the hospital and outside the hospital to no avail your honour,” Asugo said.

 Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said the court, the hospital and the police are all government agencies and should not be embarrassing each other in such critical matters.

Magistrate Andayi directed the two to return court on July 3 for a mention to know if Kibet has been seen or rearrested.

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