The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) has initiated an investigation into one Dr. Dennis Mbiti Mwondi doctor accused of violating patient confidentiality and potentially breaching ethical guidelines.

The investigation originates from an anonymous complaint lodged on March 4, 2024, which alleges that the doctor posted photographs of newborn twins on the social media platform "X" without obtaining written consent from the parents.

"The attention of the Council has been drawn to an anonymous letter dated 4 March 2024 referenced as 'Urgent: Professional violation of professional ethics- Request for investigation," KMPDC stated.

The complaint further asserts that the doctor delivered one of the twins, a male, with a raised fist, potentially signifying an attempt to portray him as the elder sibling despite simultaneous birth.

"A few minutes ago 2:00 am in theatre via CS, I just extracted the most beautiful twins I have ever seen;a boy and girl. I intentionally extracted the baby boy first so that he'd be called the elder one of the two. Boy child for boy child," Mbiti wrote.

According to the complaint, attempts to persuade the doctor to remove the post were reportedly met with disregard.

Dr. David Kariuki, Chief Executive Officer/Registrar of the KMPDC, emphasized the Council's commitment to upholding professional standards.

"The KMPDC takes its regulatory role within the medical and dental professions extremely seriously," Dr. Kariuki declared.

"In accordance with this mandate, we are facilitating a comprehensive investigation into these allegations."

As part of the investigation process, the doctor has been requested to submit a comprehensive response addressing the accusations by the close of business on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Additionally, they are required to provide any pertinent documentation or information that may assist the investigation.

The KMPDC underscores the significance of prompt and complete cooperation from the doctor in this matter.

This case serves as a reminder of the paramount importance of patient privacy and adherence to ethical principles within the Kenyan medical profession.