WATCH: Hospital officials suspended after infants' corpses found in boxes

2018-09-18 11:11
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Top management of a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya has reportedly been suspended after corpses of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in boxes.

According to reports, the boxes were discovered during a surprise visit to the facility by the governor of Nairobi country, Mike Sonko.

A video posted on YouTube by Daily Nation showed staff at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital struggling to explain why the bodies were stuffed in boxes.

Watch the video below (WARNING: The visuals may upset sensitive viewers)

A report by Standard said that police were investigating the "mysterious deaths of the infants".

Meanwhile, a caretaker board had been appointed to "oversee urgent reforms at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital so that quality healthcare is restored at the facility" the report said.

According to BBC, the hospital was one of the top public centres in Kenya and had been dogged by controversy for many years, including "allegations about the mistreatment of pregnant women".

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