Stop sending TB patients to prison
Creator: Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN)
Description: The video is about a case on Mr. Daniel Ng’etich, Mr. Henry Ng’etich and Mr.Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui who were arrested on 12 August, 2010 for having severally defaulted on their prescribed medical treatment for TB. They were remanded in the police cells with other accused persons. Daniel and Patrick were arraigned before the Principal Magistrate at Kapsabet court. Due to his very poor health condition, Henry was taken to the Kapsabet County Hospital. Mr. Zachariah Maina Bett, a Public Health Officer in Nandi County, swore the affidavit that formed the basis for the magistrate’s order of confinement in prison of Daniel and Patrick for a period of eight months. The two were released after serving two months following interventions from civil society organisations. Enjoined to the case are various individuals and organisations including Mr. Daniel Ng’etich, Mr.Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui; KELIN; The Attorney General, The Principal Magistrates Court Kapsabet and The Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya.