President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, August 10, commissioned the construction of three new Level 3 hospitals in Nairobi’s informal settlements. The president witnessed groundbreaking for the construction of 16-bed capacity hospitals at Muthua in Uthiru and Kianda in Kibra as well as a 24-bed facility at Maendeleo Village in Mukuru Kwa Reuben.
The three hospitals are part of 20 such facilities earmarked for construction in various parts of the city and are being developed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS). Construction of each facility will cost an average of KSh 70 million.
He asked Kenyans to ignore disruptive and empty political rhetoric saying the government’s focus was to improve the living standards of Nairobi residents. The president urged Kenyans to continue protecting themselves from coronavirus by following the established health protocols. In the various constituencies, the head of state was received by respective MPs including John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Imran Okoth (Kibra) and Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South). The president was accompanied by Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director-General Mohamed Abdalla Badi and Nairobi Regional Coordinator Kang’ethe Thuku among other senior government officials.