The Patient had been admitted at the Health Facility
The Patient who had been admitted at the Chiromo Medical and Rehabilitation Centre in Westlands, shot the nurse on duty with his pistol before screaming for help.
The patient, identified as Joseph Njoroge Mungai, a licensed firearm holder, shot 43-year-old Faustine Mwandime Mwandilu in the head at around 7.30pm last night.
The nurse in charge of the medical facility, Kevin Mulinge, reported the incident at Parklands Police Station.
“I had just reported to work for the night shift to relieve Faustine and while I was still in the changing room, I heard a gunshot and rushed to check what had happened at the nurses office only to find my colleague lying in a pool of blood, while the patient was screaming for help,” recounted Mulinge.
Police who rushed to the scene arrested the patient and recovered a mini-ceska pistol with eight rounds of ammunition.
Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome confirmed that incident saying the suspect would be arraigned in court to face murder charges.
The suspect, who has a mental condition was admitted while in possession of the gun after he declined to surrender it to the hospital’s security.