Gunmen Rob Patients of Cash, Phones in City Hospital

April 13, 2023

Police in Nairobi have launched a manhunt for two men who raided a private hospital in the Ruai area and robbed patients.

Eyewitnesses said the gang of two forced their way into the Ruai Family Hospital on Monday, April 10, at around 4 am.

Guards at the facility said the robbers arrived on a motorcycle and were armed with pistols. One of the gunmen fired one round on the floor as they demanded cash, and mobile phones.

The other gunman is said to have collected four mobile phones from the patients, an unknown amount of money, and other valuables.

The men then ran out of the facility, jumped onto a waiting motorcycle, and sped off.

No one was injured during the robbery as detectives visited the scene and recovered a 9mm spent cartridge.

Police suspect the gang was on a robbing spree before it raid the hospital.

Detectives visited the facility on Tuesday and Wednesday to review CCTV footage as investigations continue.

Confirming the incident, Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said they are working with their Kiambu counterparts to track the robbers.

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