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40 flee from Kenyan mental hospital

NAIROBI — Kenyan police on Monday searched for 31 mentally ill patients who escaped from the country’s only public psychiatric facility.

Police Chief Samuel Anampiu said about 70 male patients overpowered the guards at Mathari Mental Hospital and 40 managed to escape Sunday morning.

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