Machakos County Governor Dr Alfred Mutua together with officials from the Kenya Medical Board and Nursing Board are expected to visit Shalom Hospital in Athi River days after a video of a woman giving birth at the hospital's reception areas as nurses took tea went viral.
On Monday Mutua tweeted sent out a statement saying they would inspect the facility and that he would take action against the staff.
"Officials from my Government and the Kenya Medical Board and Nursing board will this morning visit the privately owned and managed Shalom Hospital in Athi River. We will not allow patients in any facility -Gov't or otherwise in my region to be treated inhumanely. Watajua Hawajui," his statement read in part.
On Sunday Mutua dismissed claims that Shalom Community Hospital in Athi River is managed by the County Government.
Mutua said the private hospital is licensed by the Kenya Medical Board.
A video of a woman giving birth at the reception area in the private hospital as nurses took tea went viral over the weekend.
"I have watched the disturbing video of a woman giving birth at a private hospital in Athi River. Shalom Hospital is licensed by the Kenya Medical Board and is not managed by my Government," Governor Mutua tweeted on Sunday.
The Machakos County governor in his tweet added, "I have requested my officers and the Medical Board to conduct investigations of these bad acts."
The video that has been widely shared on social media has been condemned by Kenyans and leaders.
The video was recorded and uploaded on social media by a man said to be the woman's husband.
The hospital is yet to make an official statement on the disturbing incident.