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Ken Walibora Death: KNH Could Not Treat Him Without Money First.

Ken Walibora

Kenya as a country is currently going through a hard time trying to wrap their minds about the untimely death of Professor Ken Walibora who was a respected and revered Swahili linguist.

Ken Walibora’s body was unclaimed for days after getting involved in an accident in Nairobi’s downtime area.

News coming in as reported by numerous mainstream stations has revealed that Ken Walibora wasn’t attended to as quickly as he should have been because there’s was nobody with him to pay for him treatment.

Ken Walibora’s died almost 12 hours after he was taken to the hospital, during that time, there wasn’t any doctor and/or nurses who were there to attend to him.

Ken Walibora succumbed to his wounds hours later after he was taken to the hospital, if the doctors would have acted accordingly, there’s a high probable chance that Walibora would have been alive today, this is the highest negligence of there is from both doctors and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital who puts money first before anything else.

As it turns out, the KNH employees were asking for KShs. 50,000 downpayment from the prolific Swahili Author, Ken Walibora before they attended to him even though he needed to be urgent attention, it’s somewhat a rule that no patient can get attended to without first paying upfront.

A source at the hospital, who requested anonymity, told a local journalist that KNH is run by cartels who always demand a ransom to treat or admit patients especially accident victims.

KNH Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Evanson Kamuri, is the ring leader of cartels at the hospital.

following the post mortem carried out on the body of the deceased, which revealed several suspicious injuries, as well as eyewitness reports.

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“There was a cut between the thumb and the index finger. It was about 7cm long, and it was also about the same measurement in depth. It looked like something sharp. It looked like something sharp, it was like someone probably was trying to stab him but he was trying to defend himself so it got into the hand,” he narrated.

“There were bruises on the head on the left side. There was a fracture of the left upper arm and when we opened the body, there was bleeding in the brain. In fact, all those injuries I’ve talked about were on the right side not the left side,” he further explained.

Ken Walibora’s death, which had been pegged to an accident in which he was hit by a matatu on Landhies Road in Nairobi at around 9:30 a.m., was further cast in doubt after some eyewitnesses claimed that he was being chased by unidentified individuals.

“He was running away from street children and he jumped across Landhies Road, however, he was then hit by a matatu when crossing the outbound section of the busy road,” one of the witnesses told Citizen TV reporters

“He was running across the road when the matatu heading out of town at high speed ran him over,” another witness recounted.

Walibora’s mysterious death took yet another twist, with eyewitnesses claiming that the first responders on the scene was a St John’s ambulance, which failed to whisk him away for emergency treatment.

However, St Johns Ambulance has since denied the assertions, linking the witness statements to confusion.

“St John’s ambulance was not alerted about this incident, neither did any of St John’s ambulances move along Landhied Road or adjacent routes where the accident is said to have occurred. This has been confirmed after checking all the St John’s call centre logs and ambulance GPS movements on the said date,

In the past, we have seen people confuse certain ambulances branded with same colours as that of St John ambulance, and this could be one of those rare cases,” the statement issued by St John’s Ambulance Communications Manager Fred Majiwa, dated April 18, reads in part.

A section of Landhies Road in Nairobi. Ken Walibora was hit by a matatu while attempting to cross this road on April 10, 2020.FILE
A section of Landhies Road in Nairobi. Ken Walibora was hit by a matatu while attempting to cross this road on April 10, 2020.FILE

It was a Nairobi County Government ambulance that rushed him to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for the much-needed emergency treatment, where the story of his death raised even more questions.

The police stated that they are looking to explain how his vehicle was found along Kijabe Street, which is approximately 13 minutes from where he was run hit by the matatu.

Friends and loved ones held a memorial service in his honor on Saturday, April 18, with reports further revealing that he is set to be laid to rest on Wednesday, April 22.

Prior to his death, Walibora served as the Kiswahili quality manager for the NMG, where he oversaw all the Kiswahili platforms, from newspapers to broadcasting as well as the Swahili Hub web portal. 

The circumstances surrounding his death were eerily similar to those of two other journalists from the same media house, who passed away in the last two months, Raphael Nzioki (March 7), and Christine Omulando (March 16).

The homicide unit at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has since taken over investigations into Walibora’s death following the autopsy that revealed he may have suffered stab wounds, Daily Nation reported.

“The wound on the right hand was caused by a sharp trauma. When someone is hit by a vehicle, the wound is usually indicative of being hit by a blunt object. This one was sharp,” the government’s chief pathologist further revealed.

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