The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: 13 Ambulances to Boost Murang'a Health Services

MURANG'A Governor Mwangi Wairia has asked striking medical staff to resume work. He said patients have been suffering despite please to nurses to call off the strike.

Wairia said county governments have capacities to handle the health docket contrary to claims by the striking nurses. He spoke in Murang'a town on Saturday after commissioning 13 ambulances bought by the county government. He was accompnaied by Deputy Governor Gakure Monyo.

Wairia said the vehicles will be used to transport expectant women to health institutions in all subcounties. "The medics should show patriotism first by saving lives of millions of our people who sufferr due to lack of services," he said.

Wairia asked elected leaders to support the county's development initiatives. Backed by his deputy Gakure Monyo, Wairia said the ambulances will be distributed to all the sub counties to ensure the sick are attended to without delay.

"We are determined to address all the sectors of the economy to help uplift living standards of Murang'a residents and make them rich," said the governor.

The county government in the last one week has been critised by the members of the county assembly over implementation of programmes without approval.

Executives of the county government had been summoned severally at the assembly to shed light on a number of the projects being undertaken.

At the same time the governor urged Murang'a county residents to support development initiative and shun divisive politics employed by critics to delay establishment of a county investment cooperative among others.

He said Murang'a County Cooperative was his brain child as a vehicle to pool resources from the locals to facilitate Investment in various income generating ventures.

"The cooperative is duly registered by the department of cooperative with Delloitte and Touch a reknown management firm being in charge to protect public funds," Wairia said.

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