Esther Passaris Causes Scene at St Mary's Hospital Over Drunk Employee

  • Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris on Thursday evening caused a scene in a hospital at midnight.

    The incident occurred when Passaris conducted a late night run to St Mary’s Hospital to release a detained patient.

    On her way out, she noticed a drunk staffer along the corridors of the hospital. The lack of professionalism from the staffer irked the legislator who alleged that the drunk officer had confronted her.

    She later sought clarification on the situation from the security guards who were on-duty.

    “Can he go into a ward and rape a woman? Are you sure? What is he doing in the facility if he is drunk? He is an employee, he is drunk, and he is confronting me. You are security, and you have let him go in, a drunk man who doesn’t have control of his senses,” she can be heard addressing the security guard at the entrance.

    “This is a hospital with vulnerable women and patients. We know about patients being raped. What is a drunk employee doing at the hospital facility after midnight?” she continued.

    A similar scene was witnessed when Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko stormed Pumwani Hospital earlier in September.

    During the impromptu visit to the facility, Sonko stumbled on 12 infant bodies that were in paper bags at a store while the attendants claimed only one newborn had died.

    The bodies were wrapped together in polythene bags and stuffed in three boxes with a box carrying one body, another carton had six, while five bodies occupied the third hidden box.

    "The negligence at Pumwani hospital has been rampant for many years. Mothers who voted for Sonko as governor had a lot of hope in me; they knew I would transform the health sector," he stated at the time.