In Summary
  • Officials say the police are investigating the incident.
  • The nurse was shot in the left eye.
  • Police officers who responded to the incident took away the Mini-Ceska pistol, serial number B 573411.

Questions abound after a psychiatric patient allegedly shot and killed a nurse at an upmarket hospital on Wednesday night.

The patient is said to have arrived at Chiromo Lane Medical Centre for regular examination and medication at around 7.30 pm accompanied by his sister.

A quarter an hour later, he had shot and killed Mr Faustine Mwadilo Mwadime, 42, who had worked at the hospital since April 2014.

A nurse at the medical and rehabilitation hospital who spoke to the Nation in confidence said that the guards at the gate asked the patient to surrender his gun for safekeeping but he refused.

“He caused a commotion at the gate,” said the nurse.

“He said he would not give out his gun because he was a licensed civilian gun holder and did not trust anyone with the firearm.”

REGULAR CLIENT

The source added that since the patient was a regular client and had never caused problems, he was let in.

“The doctor on duty examined him and asked to admit him for further examination but, while in the process of admission, we just heard a gunshot and, when we went to see what had happened, we found Faustin on the floor in a pool of blood,” said the nurse.

Mr Kevin Muringe, a nurse who reported the incident at Parklands Police Station, said he had just arrived for the night shift to relieve Mr Mwadilo.

“While still in the changing room, I heard gunshots and rushed to check what happened at the nurses office only to find a patient asking for help while Mwadilo was on the floor in a pool of blood,” Mr Muringe told police.

Mr Muringe said he saw the patient’s gun on the table and his immobile colleague had a wound in the head.

ARRESTED

Police officers who responded to the incident took away the Mini-Ceska pistol, serial number B 573411, which was loaded with eight bullets.

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