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February 22, 2018

County abandoned Beyond Zero clinic, says MP Washiali

Mumias east Mp Benjamin Washiali. /File
Mumias east Mp Benjamin Washiali. /File

The fully kitted and stocked Beyond Zero mobile clinic in Kakamega has been abandoned at the county headquarters and is not being used, Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali has said.

It was donated by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in her campaign to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by having mobile clinics in all counties.

Washiali said the truck has medicine and mini x-ray machines. He questioned why the county leaders had not put it to use one year since it was donated.

“It is so unfair that people are dying in the rural villages unattended to because they lack healthcare services when the truck filled with drugs that may expire has been abandoned by the Kakamega county leadership,” Washiali said.

He urged Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to donate the truck to Mumias East subcounty “so that I can fuel the truck and set it free to serve the ailing residents in the constituency”.

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