Bogus nursing colleges closed
Posted Sunday, December 14 2008 at 19:42
Two illegal nursing colleges have been closed and two of their directors arrested in western Kenya. One of the colleges was owned by an MP from Rachuonyo District.
The MP’s brother, who was a director at one of the colleges, was arrested and is expected to appear in court on Monday.
The other suspect was a doctor who runs a nursing and maternity hospital in Kakamega Town.
Five students found in a makeshift classroom were asked to record statements at the Kakamega police station and are likely to appear in court as State witnesses.
In total, 26 people were arrested and 42 chemists closed during the week-long crackdown.
At Oyugis market, the team had to flee after a mob allegedly hired by private clinic owners turned violent and started attacking the inspectors.
A joint inspectorate team from the Ministry of Medical Services said the crackdown in Nyanza and Western provinces would continue until all bogus medical colleges and health institutions are closed down.
The colleges offer courses not recognised by the State.