Geoffrey Wafula, a nurse at the Margaret Kenyatta Mother Baby wing in the Nakuru Level 5 hospital has a unique tale as he works as a watchman as soon as his hospital shift comes to a close. He is doing double jobs to meet ends and you can only wonder why nurses are striking and their plight ignored.
“It’s as if he is the safe pair of hands to help expectant mothers to deliver safely. I was happy with the way he handled my first birth at the hospital. My labour pains lasted for many hours but after birth, but Wafula made sure the delivery was safe,” narrated Mary, a 24-year-old mother who gave birth to her second child at the hospital.
Unknown to most, the nurse attached at the New Born Unit attending to babies and their mothers works as a security guard at the end of his shift in order to cover his college fees.
He confessed that his former clients and resident doctors hardly ever notice that the guard frisking them and inspecting their items of luggage at the entrance to Tower One building in Nakuru, is actually the very same nurse who serves them by day. The jovial nurse, however, attested that balancing between class and watchman duties is extremely tiresome.