BY PRUDENCE WANZA – A 21 year old girl has pleaded guilty to personating a public officer by falsely presenting herself as a nurse.
Sharlene Nyaboke Oraro is accused of falsely presenting herself as a nurse at NHIF offices in Kenyatta National Hospital working at clinic no.24.
On 25th July,2019 the accused is alleged to have presented herself to the security guard,Dennis Otwere Mauti,as Sharlene Nyaboke a nurse working at Kenyatta National Hospital at clinic no.24 while wearing a white dust coat.
She is said to have stayed for a long time inside the offices and even started helping clients to fill NHIF forms. The security guard became suspicious and rushed to clinic no.24 to inquire whether the accused was indeed a nurse and it was confirmed that she is not a staff or nurse in the hospital.
Unfortunately since it was closing time the accused had already left the premises but the following day she still presented herself as nurse and on being questioned she could not give a satisfactory explanation to the security.
The accused who appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and pleaded guilty to the charges and prayed to the court to forgive her since she has a child who depends on her.
Sharlene told the court that she was a third year student at the Universe of Nairobi under the school of nursing and had been on attachment at the hospital.
She went on to say that it was her first day at the hospital which contradicted her statement that she had been attached to the hospital as a nurse.
When told to express herself using English by the magistrate she could barely construct a sentence in English.
The court directed that the case be mentioned on 5th August,2019 for probation report to be availed before determining the case.