Police arrest second nurse in Esther Mwakazi HIV misdiagnosis saga

Ms Esther Mwakazi and her husband Fredrick Onyango Omondi (left) at Haki Afrika offices in Mombasa on October 17, 2017. Police in Diani have arrested a nurse who is suspected to have misdiagnosed Ms Mwakazi in July last year. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Diani OCPD Patrick Oduma confirmed the arrest, saying the suspect, a nurse, was arrested on Tuesday and she will be charged in court on Wednesday.
  • Ms Mwakazi’s husband Fredrick Omondi said his wife was tested by the nurse at the Diani Health Centre in Kwale County, where she was declared HIV positive.

Police in Diani have arrested a nurse who is suspected to have misdiagnosed a woman during an HIV test in mid-July last year.

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