According to Standard Media, Quick action by police officers in Bungoma town averted an ugly scene after angry residents attempted to burn down a clinic following the death of a Standard Eight pupil suspected to have procured abortion at the facility.
Wananchi surrounded the facility immediately word went round that a pupil from Lubunda Primary School had succumbed to complications after the doctor allegedly attempted to procure an abortion.
They were in the process of dousing the facility with petrol when anti-riot police officers arrived and rescued the terrified medical practitioner who residents accused of being behind frequent cases of abortions.
Police took the girl’s body to Bungoma County Hospital mortuary as the doctor was also arrested and locked up at the Bungoma Police Station.
“We have arrested the doctor and now we will take him to court. Wananchi should be patient,” said Bungoma County Police Commandant Charles Munyoli.