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NEGLIGENCE FROM EAST AFRICAN MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

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A clinical officer has been lynched in Narok after an injection he administered on a child turned fatal. According to police, the child was suffering from inflammation of tonsils when she sought medical help. It was claimed she died immediately the medic administered an injection on her. Narok OCPD Peterson Maelo said when residents learnt of the incident, they descended on the clinic. They ejected the clinical officer and clobbered him. He succumbed to injuries on arrival at a local hospital. "The child was reportedly suffering from tonsillitis. The clinical officer administered an injection which is suspected to have killed her," said Maelo. He added the clinic was not licensed. He said Ministry of Health personnel and police were investigating the cause of the child’s death. Further probe "We also have information the medic may not have been a qualified officer. The girl’s parents and residents should be patient as we try to investigate the matter," said the police boss. Meanwhile, residents of Ntulele and Narok town want the Roads ministry to erect bumps along the Narok-Mai Mahiu road, claiming it was dangerous to pedestrians. They said yesterday several people including children had been knocked down by speeding vehicles around the two towns. They blamed a roads firm, which recently rehabilitated the road, for failing to erect bumps.

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