Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare cancer a national disaster. Speaking to West FM, Cherargei said the declaration will enable the government to put more focus and energy to tackling the scourge.
He said statistics show that the disease is rampant in Bomet County, especially throat cancer and something should be done to control the menace. He urged the government through the Ministry of Health to come up with a policy that will help give directions and tangible solutions.
He added that the parliament should give more capacity to the National Cancer Institute to enable it to carry out investigations on the causative agents of the disease.