Nurse, driver suspended after mother jumped from moving ambulance

Nurse, driver suspended after mother jumped from moving ambulance
Kajiado County ambulance that was carrying Naiso Leslie and her son Solomon Lesie. PHOTO|NANCY CHEPKOECH

Two Kajiado County employees have been suspended following the incident where a 26-year-old woman died after jumping from a moving ambulance following her son’s death.

County Executive Committee member in-charge of Health Esther Somoire confirmed the suspension of the ambulance driver and the nurse who was on duty during the incident.

Meanwhile, Kajiado Central OCPD Daudi Loronyokwe said the nurse and driver have recorded statements as investigations into the incident continue.

The woman identified as Naiso Leslie jumped from the moving ambulance after her ailing son, Solomon Lesie, succumbed to the illness as he was being rushed to the Kajiado Referral Hospital.

The boy had been attended to at the Bisil Health Centre before it was recommended that he be transferred to the county referral hospital.

According to a police report on the incident, the woman opened the rear door of the county government ambulance and jumped to her death on seeing that her son’s condition had worsened.

“On reaching at the location of the accident, the mother of the ailing child opened the rear door of the vehicle upon sensing that the boy condition was worsening, she jumped out of the moving vehicle and as a result, she sustained multiple injuries,” states the report.

Both the child and the mother were rushed to the Kajiado Refferal Hospital where the boy was pronounced dead on arrival while the mother succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.

The bodies were moved to the same hospital’s mortuary while the ambulance was towed to the Kajiado Police Station for inspection.

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Story By Nancy Chepkoech
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