‘I better seek services in my house’ accident victim blames negligence in Baringo hospital

A victim of Boda boda accident is nursing wounds in his rental house in Kabarnet town after reading negligence at Baringo County Referral on Sunday.

25-year old youthful Aston Ng’etich said he was involved in road accident on his way back to town after spending the weekend at his rural home in Krumbopsoo in Baringo Central Sub-county.

“I decided to run back to my house so my wife could nurse me better than staying here in the hospital any longer” Ngetich told the media in his rental house in Kaptimobor estate today on Monday.

He said it was around 8pm after negotiating Zed-Zed corners their motorbike developed mechanical problem before hitting a guardrail. Ng’etich sustained bruises on his face and left knee.


He said the boda boda rider Nelson Kangogo, 26, was totally unconscious when a good Samaritan rushed them in his vehicle to the nearby Baringo Referral hospital-Kabarnet.

Kangogo who sustained critical head and a waist injury was rushed immediately to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH)-Eldoret.

“After the nurses looked at me physically and saw me breathing and sound they neglected me at the outpatient and went around with their normal duties…without even handing me single pain killer” Ngetich said.

He said he then decided to board a boda boda outside the facility then rode back to his house so he can relax and be nursed by his wife.

The patient who now feels better termed the situation in the hospital serious, appealing to the county leadership headed by Governor Stanley Kiptis to look into it.

“I fail to understand if the hospital is struggling with shortage of staff or it is a kind of sabotage” He said.

Asked if he will still go back to seek medical checkup he said he doesn’t feel like going back there again unless he decides to attend a private facility.

“It is like doctors there don’t take interest on people who seem to have minor injuries and I don’t understand why” He said.

Furthermore a  12-year standard seven pupil from a primary school  in Barwessa ward, Baringo North Sub-county is yet to have his hand fracture fixed by the same hospital since last month.

“He was herding goats at home when he fell and rolled on a hilly-rocky place then he broke his left hand” his brother Diaz Kiplele said.

He said they have since made six frantic visits to the facility since then but every time they arrive they are being told the bone specialist was absent.

Their home is located over 200 kilometers away and now they had to rent a house in Kabarnet town hoping to be served anytime soon.

The hospital has hit the headlines since January this year for many bad reasonss ranging from hygiene, maternal-child deaths, staff boycott and missing bodies.

-Joseph Kangogo

9-year old boy cheated death after handling an explosive in Loruk, Baringo North

A 9-year old boy escaped death narrowly after an item he was playing with exploded at Chesesoi near Loruk in Baringo North Sub-county on Monday.

According to the father Stephen Adomokwang, his son Zachayo Adomokwang was playing around their home when he suddenly collected the explosive.

“He was excited with it before he used a nail to strike it before it exploded injuring his left hand badly” said Adomokwang.

It is believed the explosive was abandoned by military recruits who landed to train in the area three days ago.

Adomokwang said he reported the matter to the miliery officers who took swift action to stitch and dress the bleeding wound on his son’s hand, “although they referred us to take a tetanus injection at Loruk dispensary” he said.

He fears that his son, in class three at Loruk primary school might have a permanent injury on his hand.

“I would want if possible the military training be taken away from people’s homes here in Loruk or else the military officers should be careful to dispose well their lethal gadgets once they are through with the training” said Adomokwang.

He said young children and livestock were at risk of stumbling on the abandoned explosives, “several of them were planted and left out in the bushes” he said.

In May 2015, an explosive left by the militarily officers killed a 10- year old boy Lukeno Ngorumura at Ameyan village in Tiaty Sub-County.

He was herding family livestock just a few metres away from their home when he collected the explosive and started playing with it.

The father of the deceased, Lukeno Ng’urareng said the government is yet to compensate them following the premature loss of their son.


Baringo Youth Kills Self After Elder Brother Allegedly Sold All His Eight Goats

A 25-year old man from Rondinin village in Kipsaraman, Baringo North Sub-county killed himself by taking poison after his elder brother allegedly sold his eight goats without his consent on Tuesday.

The deceased Kipkemei Tobero succumbed upon arrival at Baringo County referral hospital in Kabarnet town, where he was rushed for treatment.

Reports say the deceased had on Monday last week complained accusing his brother Kimuge Tobero (32) for auctioning out all his eight goats plus the kids down in Rondinin village without his knowledge.

“The two had even picked a quarrel and fought over the goats before the younger brother decided to take poison” said a neighbor Raphael Cherutoi.

Cherutoi said they heard unusual screams around 11am and they rushed to help, “we met him when he had already taken the poison, lying flat on the ground and helpless with a bottle of poison, then we assisted to rush him to the hospital where he lost his life upon arrival” he said.

Another resident Wilson Sumukwo said while they helped the deceased aboard a boda boda his elder brother Kimuge who seemed to not care kept saying, “He should be left to die after all”.

Their aging father, former public servant and vibrant village elder Tobero Rutto is sickly from a stroke and hence could not utter a word to the media on Wednesday.

Kipkata location Chief Isaac Tobole confirmed the incident saying it is a regrettable incident losing such a humble and hardworking young man.

Tobole said the late youthful had earlier reported his missing goats to Rondinin Sub-location assistant chief Reuben Chelimo, accusing his elder brother but his case was yet to be handled.

He also noted that the deceased picked quarrel and with his elder brother over the missing goats before taking his own life.

“It must have been such painful encounters for him losing all his source of livelihood that is why he might have chosen to take his own life” said Tobole.

-Joseph Kangogo