Lenny Vanesa Ogema

A woman who was captured on camera harassing staff at a hospital in Busia County was Monday charged with assault.

Lenny Vanesa Ogema was also charged with causing malicious damage to property and issuing threats of injury to persons employed in the public service.

She was arraigned before Port Victoria law court where she denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh200,000 with surety of a similar amount, without an option for cash bail.

She Sunday surrendered to the police.

This is after she had been summoned for statement recording.

This is after those harassed and abused recorded their statements with the police over the same accusing Ogema and a male colleague of the claims.

In the viral video which made rounds on January 3, Ogema and an unidentified man were seen harassing hospital staff.

The woman was seen causing chaos by throwing files on the floor and hitting a table while shouting at the hospital staff.

The matter agitated members of the public.

Normal operations at the Port Victoria sub-county hospital in Busia County were on Friday, January 5 paralysed as nurses went on strike protesting the attack.

Families were forced to transfer their patients to other hospitals as the nurses downed their tools to protest the January 2, 2024 incident where Ogema and her colleague demanded swift delivery of healthcare services for their relative.

Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary General Seth Panyako condemned the incident.

The nurses’ body demanded stern action be taken against the two people who were seen on recorded video harassing the worker.

Busia County government said in a statement hospital property was destroyed in the process, including an oxygen concentrator.