PRIORITY

Long-term solutions what state needs to reduce cancer deaths

Nation lost two high-profile personalities to cancer in the same month

In Summary

• The government, through UHC, should invest in research to find solutions to curb cancer. 

• State should build a hospital to save Kenyans the costs and agony of travelling abroad for treatment. 

Kibra MP Ken Okoth succumbed to cancer on July 26
TREATMENT IN FRANCE: Kibra MP Ken Okoth succumbed to cancer on July 26
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The nation has recently lost two high profile personalities to cancer. The Jubilee government should, through its Universal Healthcare agenda,  pump money into the construction of a hospital to save Kenyans the costs of travelling outside the country for treatment.

The government should fund research to find a long-lasting solution instead of sending endless condolences every time we lose someone to the scourge. Unfortunately, our leaders are busy politicking for 2022 and fat allowances to live a large instead of investing in finding a solution.

 

Turkana