Jan 19, 2018

Kenya investigates 'sex attacks' on new mothers at hospital

Kenya's health minister is investigating claims that new mothers were sexually assaulted at a flagship hospital in the capital Nairobi. The Kenyatta National Hospital said the reports were "Untrue" and denied any assaults took place. A post about the assaults first appeared on a Kenyan Facebook page called Buyer Beware, prompting more users to allege that sexual assault was common at the hospital. In its statement, the hospital acknowledged that new mothers had to travel between floors to feed their children, but said no rape or attempted rape had been reported. CCTV was in operation around the clock in the hospital and uniformed security officers were in place day and night, the hospital added.

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