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Patients escape Kenya's Mathari psychiatric Hospital

A search is under way for a group of mentally ill patients who escaped from the Mathari psychiatric hospital in Nairobi after overpowering guards, police say.

Kenya's Standard newspaper reports that the group escaped from the state hospital after complaining that the medicine given to them was ineffective.

Mathari is the biggest psychiatric hospital in Kenya.

Anne Soy reports from Nairobi.

  • 14 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
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