There has been an outpouring of rage in the social media after a neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital performed brain surgery on the wrong patient.
She added that the hospital will advise the public on actions taken once investigations are completed. Some have demanded the resignation of the entire hospital board of management in the wake of the controversies that have tarnished the hospital.
They had cut open the head of the wrong patient in a dizzying case of medical malpractice that once again casts the spotlight on the country's biggest referral hospital.
Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Lily Koros and the Director Clinical Services have been sent on compulsory leave following a neurosurgical mix-up.
The surgeon, ward nurse, theatre receiving nurse and anaesthetist were consequently suspended for their alleged role in the incident.
People have now been inquisitive about the commitment of the medical staff at the hospital and about pre-surgery procedures in Kenyan hospitals, especially on how to ensure the right patient is operated on the right place.
They said the nurse who prepared the patient for surgery should be held accountable for wrongly labelling the patient.
After consulting a senior neurosurgeon, the operating doctor reportedly was instructed to proceed no further, clean up the area and close the head.
Both showed that there, indeed, was a blood clot in his head.
To make it worse, it was only after two hours into the operation that the surgeons had realised they'd got the wrong person. The patient who underwent the brain surgery is recovering.
"The mix-up started at the point of dressing the patient because the patient who was taken to theatre had the names but those names belonged to the one who ought not to have been wheeled to theatre so the confusion started at that point... they were in the casualty", CS Kariuki tried to explain on Friday.
This follows a brain surgery on the wrong patient.