Doctors at Wajir County Referral Hospital have staged a protest following the death of Dr. Zinai who was killed in a hit-and-run road crash.
Dr. Zinai, an Ethiopian national was knocked down by a speeding police vehicle in Wajir town and died on the spot. He was the general surgeon of the County’s referral facility.
Chanting ‘no justice no service’ with placards ‘Justice for Dr. Zenaye’ the demonstrating health team threatened to suspend services until action is taken.
“We are saddened and the health team has lost a great consultant. Until we get justice for him we are actually not offering any services”, says one of the demonstrating health staff.
Wajir East Police Commander says the driver of the vehicle has been arrested and is being investigated.
“We have launched an investigation, we have so far identified the police motor vehicle involved in the accidents and as police, we have also identified the person or the driver of the motor vehicle”, says OCPD Kennedy Ismani, adding that investigations are in advanced stage and appropriate action is being taken.