President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday afternoon commissioned the construction of a level three hospital at Maendeleo area in Mukuru slum, Nairobi County.
Speaking at the heart of the slum, Kenya’s fourth president was in a jovial mood, giving hope to the informal settlement dwellers.
“This hospital will take about three months to be up. In about 100 days, people here will have access to better healthcare. My government is dedicated fully in delivering services to our citizens. With the efforts of Nairobi Metropolitan Services, we are going to improve lives in Nairobi,” said the president of Kenya.
In his speech, the president who was accompanied by NMS director general Abdalla Mohammed Badi, seemed to have added salt to injury on governor Mike Sonko’s political moves.
There has been a tug of war between Badi and Sonko that is always marred by war of words. The NMS director however has responded to the Nairobi governor, telling him that he is only answerable to the president and no one else.
The level three hospital in Mukuru will have a 24 bed capacity. The president also commissioned two other hospitals.
A 16 bed capacity hospital in Muthua area in Uthiru and another one in Kianda are in Kibra.
Many Nairobi residents are now seeing the fruits of NMS led by General Badi, but to many a political observer, this doesn’t go well with political outcast, Nairobi governor Mike Sonko.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga