Health CS Cleopas Mailu has ordered investigations into the alleged rape ordeals at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
He said the KNH management and security agents will provide a report on the issue by Monday, January 22.
Mailu said via Twitter that he has instructed the management to beef up security measures to protect patients and their relatives.
Claims of breastfeeding mothers being raped at the facility emerged on Friday after mothers who were raped or nearly raped voiced the actions.
With the arrival of the babies, mothers are expected to go and breastfeed their babies every two hours in the nurseries located on another floor, separate from their wards.
This exercise is hindered and complicated by the threat of rape and theft they face on their way to the nurseries.