KENYAN authorities have arrested an impostor masquerading as a Female Nurse at Moi Teaching and Referral hospital
The man, Hillary Kiprotich who identified himself as Shieys Chepkosgei, is said to have impersonated a nurse at the hospital identified as Pamela Mulupi on June 14, 2019.
A report by The Standard shows the investigating officer, Victor Omondi, told the court Chepkosgei was dressed in the nurse’s uniform complete with a badge.
He also noted the man was working at the Emergency Section when other nurses grew suspicious and alerted the police after they failed to find his name on the interns registrar.
He was arrested and detained at the Eldoret GK Women prison. However, during routine checks, officers discovered that Chepkosgei was not actually a woman.
The man identifying himself as Chepkosgei was dressed in the nurse’s uniform complete with a badge.
According to the investigating officers, the man had also participated in a number of international marathons as a female athlete which he acknowledged.
“I was identified as a male, but when I became an athlete, I registered myself as female,” he said.
The 29-year-old has participated in marathons in Malaysia, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia as a female athlete and he has won three medals so far.
Kiprotich aka Chepkosgei told the Court that he is indeed a man, but said he associates more with the female gender with all his official documents identifying Chepkosgei as a female.
Magistrate Obulutsa ruled that Chepkosgei be remanded for 10 days pending investigations over her birth certificate, identification card and passport.
He will also be required to undergo an examination at the MTRH to determine his gender. The case will be mentioned on June 27, 2019.
Source: The Speech Analyst and Standard Media