DCI to probe break-in at Cuban doctor’s house in Homa Bay, police say


DCI to probe break-in at Cuban doctor's house in Homa Bay, police say

Police in Homa Bay are investigating a burglary incident in Homa Bay involving a Cuban doctor.

Thugs are suspected to have gained entry into the compound of Blanco Torres Marleni located within the county health department headquarters.

Also Read: No Ksh.150M ransom talks for abducted Cuban doctors: Gov’t

They reportedly made away with a TV set, music system, microwave, blenders and other kitchenware of unknown value.

The doctor told police she in her bedroom when she heard people breaking in at around 2am on Wednesday.

She intimated that she feared for her life so did not raise the alarm.

“They cooked food which was in the refrigerator and ate in the kitchen before they disappeared,” she said.

Homa Bay County police commander Esther Seroney said they have deployed a team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to probe the theft.

Seroney further added that two police officers who were assigned to guard the doctor’s house will be questioned.

Dr. Torres (a family physician) and Dr. Juan Ramos (orthopedic) are the two Cuban doctors attached to the Homa Bay county referral hospital.

They are among the 100 Cuban doctors working in Kenya after the two governments struck a deal in Havana in March last year.

Kenya also sent 50 doctors to study in Cuba even as allegations of neglect and poor pay continue to raise concern from different quarters.

Also Read: ‘Kenyan doctors in Cuba frustrated,’ says Union who wants programme terminated

Wednesday’s burglary incident in Homa Bay also comes six months after two Cuban doctors were abducted from their station in Mandera.

Doctors Landy Rodriguez (surgeon) and Herera Correa (general practitioner) were kidnapped from the Mandera Referral Hospital in April this year.

There are still no reports of their whereabouts even after suspected Al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility and demanded Ksh.150 million as ransom.

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