Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Jayne Zack's badges.

Busia Couty recieves medicine worth KES 30m

18 February 2014, 21:05 Jane Zack

Busia - Busia county government in conjunction with Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) have partnered to ensure that over 80 health facilities in the County benefit from a KES 30m drugs supply.

Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa who presided over the function that was held at the county referral hospital.

He assured the medical personnel that they are in better hands in the county government as compared to the national government.

The deputy governor further reiterated that primary health care is the county’s main priority and key component which they need to invest in.

He took issue with KEMSA for not including the Council of Governors in its board of management saying they had the highest stake in it to warrant exclusion.

County Deputy Medical Superintendent Emmanuel Wanjala noted that drugs deficiency was the main challenge facing the health institutions and appealed for constant supplies to minimize patients' suffering.

County Health Melisa director Lutomia said the health department was devolved to enable them attain highest health standards.

Dr Lutomia said the current budget of 17 per cent of the country's budget which is allocated to health was not  enough to cushion the country against health challenges it was facing.

County Assembly Health Committee chairman, Ishmael Orodi said Busia County referral hospital is set to receive an Intensive care unit, a standard laboratory and other facilities to make it  a referral institution.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Its a 1 horse race to State House...

Its a 1 horse race to State House, DP William Ruto has mocked the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Enjoy your time left in power, We...

CORD Co Principal Moses Wetangu'la has told the Jubilee Coalition to enjoy its last few months in power before it is voted out in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Stop hiding in State House and sa...

ODM MP's have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to release drought aid and to stop sitting on public funds. Read more...