Likuyani MP launches health insurance program for residents

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Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy addressing residents during the launch of the program
Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy addressing residents during the launch of the program

Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has launched an insurance program aimed at ensuring his constituents access medical cover. Speaking during the launch, Kibunguchy said this was a pilot project for Likuyani residents and it targets the most vulnerable families
adding that such a measure was aimed at allowing them to freely access medical attention to curb opportunistic ailments.

He said a total of 500 families drawn from all the five wards have been enlisted to benefit in the first phase where a total of Kshs. 3 million has been allocated from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF).

“This program targets not well-to-do families, the disabled and the marginalized. We picked beneficiaries from all the five wards and they uwent through vigorous vetting before arriving at a final list of 500 with each ward getting an equal share of 100 beneficiaries who will share the Ksh. 3,000,000,” said Kibunguchy.

The legislator promised to scale up the program in future and ensure it reached and more people from his constituency. Kibunguchy said though the national government had plans to launch a similar program for those aged 70 and above after being factored in
both the Jubilee and NASA manifestoes he will concentrate to those below 70 years once the national government launches the program.

Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with the NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula during the launch
Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with the NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula during the launch

“Currently we are not considering the age we are involving everybody so long as he or she is vulnerable but once the national government launches its program we will only focus on those below 70 years and when one reaches 70 we hand him/her to the national government,” said Kibunguchy.

The occasion was graced by the National Super Alliance co-principal who is also the Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula who thanked the MP the for the move.
“For the entire time I have been in politics I have never seen a leader who has his or her people at heart like your MP. This is my first time to witness and launch such a program,” said Wetangula.

The Ford Kenya party leader used the opportunity campaign for the party’s candidates from Likuyani and urged resident to re-elect Dr. Kibunguchy so that he can continue with the development programs he started.