Nandi Governor Sang suspends senior health officers

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has suspended top senior officers in the County Ministry of Health and Sanitation as an investigation into allegations of corruption that paralyzed the docket for the past four years commences. The investigation is being conducted to unravel the alleged loss of revenue collected by the health department.

The keen focus on the Nandi health docket has taken shape after the swearing in of the newly elected Governor. In a press release sent to media houses, the Governor ordered the immediate suspension of top County health officials Mr. Mathew Rotich, Chief officer Dr. Edward Serem, acting director Dr. Daniel Kemboi and the dissolution of Nandi County health management boards and hospital committees.

During his swearing in ceremony, Governor Sang vowed to wipe out corruption in the County, adding that he will oversee an audit of all County officials and staff.

“I will not tolerate any sort of corruption in my government. Any allegations of corruption will lead to a thorough investigation, and if any evidence is found to support these allegations then stern disciplinary action will be taken,” he said.

The Governor has also instructed the County internal auditor to carry out a detailed report on the revenue collected in the last four years.

Last year, Kapsabet County referral hospital made headlines after patients were forced to buy mattresses and blankets due to an alleged misappropriation of funds meant to procure drugs and bedding for patients.