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Government allocates KES 700M for Bungoma and Webuye hospital

07 November 2014, 22:56 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - The government has given Bungoma County referral hospital and Webuye sub-county hospital KES 700 million to help in rehabilitating them into level five health facilities and equipping them with all the necessary machines.

The deputy president William Ruto said that since the health sector was devolved majority of counties have been unable to neither pay nor equip the health facilities with the needed medicine or machines that can help patients but promised that the national government will help them address the problem.

Speaking at Posta Ground in Bungoma town during a funds drive in aid of Bungoma County Motorbike Sacco, Ruto said that the funds allocated to the two health facilities will help the county have better hospitals to stop them from travelling to far places to seek for medical attention.

“We will ensure that each county has a level five hospital that will cater for its sick people and stop the expenses of them travelling to far places like Eldoret and Nairobi to seek for medical services,” said Ruto.

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He said that they have also KES50 million to each technical training institutes to help in the rehabilitation and equipping them so that learners can acquire technical skills with much ease.

The DP noted that the government had allocated money for the rehabilitation of of Kisiwa, Matili and Sang’alo to help them in offering good services to youths who didn’t get a chance to join public universities so that they can be equipped with technical skills for future benefit.

He said that that the government has also given out KES100 million for the construction of the new technical training institutes in the yet to be identified constituencies in Bungoma County.

“We want our people to be equipped with technical skills so that we don’t have to suffer in future, we don’t to have our youths to suffer when the government can help them,” he said.

On insecurity, the DP cautioned all those people causing insecurity in the country to surrender their weapons or they will meet the full force of the law.

He reiterated that those causing chaos in Kapedo, Turkana and Mombasa that the government is on their heels and it will soon catch up with them.

“We will not sit down and watch as our people are killed while others are injured by terrorists and other people who don’t respect the rule of law, our officers are trailing them and they will soon meet the full force of the law because Kenya is not a failed state,” said the DP.

Bungoma Senator called said that he collapsed in Kisumu after working for so long and that he had just arrived from a foreign assignment in Morocco and it is because of fatigue that he fainted.

“I fainted to exhaustion but after a medical checkup at Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu the doctors found that I was as fit as a fiddle and I thank God for it, don’t worry my people nothing was wrong,” said Wetang’ula.

Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka urged the Bodaboda operators to use the funds prudently so that it will benefit them in future.

The Dp was accompanied by over fifteen Mps, parastatal bosses and the County executive where millions of money was raised in aid of the Sacco.

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