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Six suspected quack doctors arrested in Nakuru as 44 hospitals shut doors

In a recent development, 44 hospitals in Nakuru City have been forced to close their doors due to their failure to meet the required standards.

This decision was made to prioritize the safety and well-being of the patients. The authorities have taken this necessary step to ensure that healthcare facilities in the city provide adequate and reliable services to the public.

The closure of these hospitals serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to the set standards in order to maintain high-quality healthcare services for the community.

After the closure, KMPDU – Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist council CEO Dr. David Kariuki said the 44 health facilities were closed after assessing 260 hospitals in the region with six quack doctors.


Dr. David Kariuki, a renowned medical expert, who has brought to light an alarming revelation regarding the state of healthcare in Nakuru. According to his findings, a staggering 44 hospitals have been forced to close their doors. What’s even more concerning is that these hospitals were operating with quack doctors.

The term “quack doctors” refers to individuals who lack proper medical training and credentials, yet pose as healthcare practitioners. Their presence in these closed hospitals raises serious concerns about the quality of healthcare being provided to patients.

Th quack doctors have been apprehended in the course of operation and have been handed to the police for further questioning.

Dr. Kariuki’s statement underscores the urgent need for stricter regulations and oversight in the healthcare industry. It is crucial that authorities take immediate action to prevent such cases from occurring in the future. The safety and well-being of patients should always remain the top priority.

As citizens, it is important to be vigilant and advocate for transparency and accountability in the healthcare system. By working together, the respective stakeholders should ensure that every individual receives the quality healthcare they deserve.

Tambua Africa Reporter

Blogger and news writer at Tambua Africa News.

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