Kenyatta National Hospital KNH acting CEO Thomas Mutie has been sent on a compulsory leave.
According to KNH, the leave is meant to pave way for the appointment of a substantive CEO.
Health CS Sicily Kariuki said the ministry cannot immediately pick a substantive CEO due to an ongoing court case over the matter.
“We still have to look for someone on an acting capacity but hopefully that will be resolved by May 2 when the matter is finalized in court,” said Kariuki
Dr Mutie took over from Lily Koros who was sent on compulsory leave in March, 2018, after a neurosurgery mix-up that resulted in brain surgery being performed on the wrong patient.
Reports indicate that the institution is facing a management crisis with other top management positions being filled on a temporary basis for indefinite time pending substantive appointments.
The hospitals also lacks a chairman of the board following the expiry of the tenure of David Kimaiyo, in March.