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40 mental patients overthrow guards, bolt hospital in Kenya

- The Washington Times - Monday, May 13, 2013

Authorities set off a search on Monday for 40 mental-hospital patients who overpowered guards and escaped their facility in Kenya.

Police said some are considered dangerous, United Press International reported.

The patients were locked in the Mathari Mental Hospital in Nairobi, the third-largest psychiatric facility in the country, UPI said. They staged an uprising after complaining the drugs they were given weren't working properly.

"We have all their particulars, including their pictures, and that will make it easy for us to identify them," said one police official, Samuel Anampiu, in the UPI report.

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