RESIDENTS DEMAND ANSWERS

Construction of First Lady's hospital stalls in Kiambu

Margarett Kenyatta launched construction of the 270-bed capacity level 4 hospital in May last year

In Summary

The hospital located in Ngarariga village in Bibirioni ward is expected to have a cancer centre when complete

First Lady Margret Kenyatta with Bibirioni MCA Jacque Nungari on May 24, 2018 when she laid a foundation stone at the hospital at Ngarariga village in Kiambu
LAUNCHED: First Lady Margret Kenyatta with Bibirioni MCA Jacque Nungari on May 24, 2018 when she laid a foundation stone at the hospital at Ngarariga village in Kiambu
Image: GEORGE MUGO

 

Limuru residents have asked the government to investigate the stalled construction of a level 4 hospital that was commissioned by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

The hospital, located in Ngarariga village in Bibirioni ward, is designed to have a 270-bed capacity and would receive emergency cases and have a cancer centre.

Construction works stopped two months ago and workers left.

Bibirioni MCA Jacquie Nungari said the ward has no public health facility with residents seeking treatment at Tigoni or Lari hospitals.

"Tigoni hospital is about 7km and Lari hospital is over 10km away," Nungari said on Tuesday.

Locals are demanding answers on why construction stopped.

Muchai wa Kabue said the First Lady laid a foundation stone at the hospital on May 24, 2018, only for the multi-million project to stall slightly over a year later.

Kabue asked Deputy President William Ruto to give directions on the matter on Saturday when he is expected at an Akorino Summit at Manguo Primary School.

"We want the government to investigate what happened. We cannot imagine that such a project can stall. The DP should be in a position to tell us the way forward," Kabue said.

"We are very sure even the First Lady does not know that her project stalled."

Kiambu county government officials refused to comment on the matter and instead asked reporters to seek comment from the public works department.

 

edited by peter obuya