Bet­ter to build clin­ics than buy them for Sh1 bil­lion

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

It is now emerg­ing 99 mo­bile clin­ics bought by the min­istry of Health are ly­ing at the NYS yard at Mir­i­tini, Mom­basa, six months af­ter they were im­ported from China. One was taken to Nairobi for demon­stra­tion pur­poses. Some Sh800 mil­lion has been paid . The bal­ance is Sh200 mil­lion. That means the 100 con­tain­ers cost Sh1 bil­lion. Whether or not they are fully equipped, this cost doesn’t add up. In­stead, it would have been bet­ter to con­struct health clin­ics or equip Keny­atta Na­tional Hos­pi­tal with mod­ern equip­ment.

NDIRANGU MURIITHI Karatina

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