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The hospital’s board has however assured their patients that all other operations at the facility will not be affected by the new development.

Nairobi Hospital chief executive Gordon Odundo has been sent on a three month leave to pave way for an audit of the tendering processes at the facility.

The hospital’s board of management confirmed the decision in a statement on Saturday saying the leave, which became effective on Friday, includes his annual leave.

The board has however assured patients at the hospital that all other operations at the facility will not be affected by the new development.

STANDOFF

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“We wish our patients, clients, consultants and other stakeholders that our management and staff are ensuring that our operations of the hospital are continuing in the usual expected standards,” the board said in a statement.

A standoff reportedly ensued at the hospital on Friday after Odundo allegedly locked himself inside his office way into the night to avoid being served with the leave letter.

AUDIT

A lawyer sent to deliver the letter is said to have camped outside his office since midday but the CEO was yet to open his office by nightfall.

Sources at the facility say the board’s decision to send Odundo away is meant to pave way for an ongoing audit into multi-million insurance and construction tenders.

A section of doctors are, however, said to be against the board’s decision.

 

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