President Kenyatta opens refurbished hospital in Vihiga

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing residents at Kaimosi Friends College in Vihiga County
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing residents at Kaimosi Friends College in Vihiga County

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday officially opened the newly refurbished Kaimosi Friends Jumuia Hospital in Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County.

The facility that was being managed by the Mission of the Friends Church is now under Jumuia Group of Hospitals that is sponsored by National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK).

The Mission relinquished the management of the Church to (NCCK) two years ago and the facility has been under a facelift to improve service delivery to the locals.

The President praised the Missionaries in the Country for improving Health, Education and capacity building adding that the Government is determined to work closely with such organizations to offer good services to Kenyans.

“My Government recognizes efforts of Christians Organizations such as the (NCCK) to promote cohesiveness and good service delivery to Kenyans,” said the President.

He said the well refurbished Kaimosi Friends Jumuia Hospital, which accumulated a cost of Ksh 350 million, will provide much-needed health service in the region and its borders.

He noted that the National Government for the last 4 years has worked to improve health services in the County, pointing out the newly acquired theatric machines and ICU equipment at Vihiga County and Referral Hospital at a cost of Ksh 310 million.

The Head of state also pointed out the Water projected in the County that is going to funded by the Belgium Government at a tune of Ksh 1.8 billion saying when the project is finalized, the issue of water shortage in the County will be dealt with.

President Uhuru Kenyatta having a chat with Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka
President Uhuru Kenyatta having a chat with Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka

The President instructed the Ministry of Transport to tarmac the roads that run through Kaimosi Complex to ease movement through the complex.

Eugene Wamalwa, the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation, advised politicians in the region to conduct their campaigns peacefully and cease from using inciting statement as the country heads to the August polls.

“As we head to the polls I want to advise politicians from this end to stop using reckless statements that can lead to chaos,” he said.

The President was also accompanied by the Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich among other guests.