- Surveillance footage in possession of police shows that more cases could be unearthed even though they were not officially reported to police.
- Detectives have also launched investigations into the theft of babies inside the hospital.
Police are hunting a gang that has been robbing patients at Nyeri County Referral Hospital.
The officers are holding a man believed to be a member of the gang that has been stealing from the sick at the hospital's outpatient department.
“It seems even the sick are not safe in Nyeri. This is a very serious matter that we need to tackle immediately,” police boss Ali Nuno told the Nation.
The suspect, whose name has been withheld by police, was arrested last week over the mugging of a female patient at the hospital.
The robbery was captured on surveillance cameras, which police used to identify five other suspects.
According to police, the gang ambushed the victim at the outpatient section of the largest health facility in Central region and robbed her of a laptop, phone and money.
Police have said the suspect is cooperating to help identify the remaining gang members believed to have been involved in other theft cases at the hospital.
Surveillance footage in possession of police shows that more cases could be unearthed even though they were not officially reported to police.
Undertones from the hospital have been in circulation over cases of theft, prompting police to widen their net in an ongoing operation against crime in Nyeri.
“We are pursuing the other five suspects and anybody else who is involved in this. The one in custody will be taken to court,” the police boss said.