DCI Launches Investigation into Theft of Computers from Makueni County Referral Hospital

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has launched an investigation into the theft of five computers from the Makueni County Referral Hospital. The theft occurred on Thursday night, prompting swift action from the hospital administration and law enforcement.

According to Paul Musila, the Executive Committee member for health in Makueni County. The perpetrators targeted three key offices within the hospital premises, the sub County record offices, the palliative care Unit, and the City scan office. The stolen computers are worth 750,000.

“The thieves broke into three offices and managed to carry with them five computers,” Musila revealed Stating that the theft was reported on Friday morning by officers who discovered the respective doors had been forcibly opened.

He stated that the affected offices do not operate on a 24-hour basis. Musila assured the public that the hospital has a backup system for information.

“We immediately reported the matter to the police, and three guards have already recorded statements with the OCS,” Musila confirmed. Dismissing speculations that the theft might be linked to internal leadership disputes.

Musila emphasized the hospital’s commitment to cooperating with the police investigation.

“As a department, we are ready to comply with the police to recover the lost items,” he assured.

He addressed the City scan office concerns, touching on issues engineers are addressing. The health CEC reiterated the hospital’s dedication to security expressing confidence in the collaboration with law enforcement to solve the case.

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