News Categories: Health

15 May
By: CGK 0 1


H.E Joseph Ole Lenku welcomed the move to assign Kajiado at least two out of the 100 Cuban Medical Specialists set to arrive in the country on 28th May following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that the Governor signed together with other Governors in Nairobi today.

The doctors with different areas of specialization will be deployed to the Counties in the coming month and are expected to remain in the County for the next years working with the existing medical teams.

This memorandum was signed in the presence of the Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki and led by the Council of Governors (CoG) Vice Chairperson Anne Waiguru.

“I am glad that this comes in the background of the recently launched NHIF mass registration in our County that sets the stage to achieving Our CIDP plan of Universal Health that is in line with my manifesto pledge of strengthened preventive care at community health services” the Governor said.

The Health CS confirmed that her Ministry is also pursuing collaboration in research with the Cuban Public Health Ministry in the areas of HIV vaccine development and Hepatitis Vaccines as well as an on-course training of 1000 nurses and clinical officers in family health as well as malaria vector.

The MOU signed also obligates the Ministry of Health to ensure that salaries are paid on time; latest by 10th of every month.

Later in the year the County hopes to nominate one medical doctor to undertake the post-graduate training in family medicine in Cuba in addition to releasing them to undertake post-graduate training as part of the deal.

In attendance was the County Secretary Francis Sakuda and Honorable Esther Somoire CECM in charge of Heath of whom they had accompanied H.E the Governor.

(L-R)Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki ,H.E Governor Joseph Ole Lenku,Honorable Esther Somoire (CECM in charge of Heath)and Francis Sakuda (County Secretary) after the signing process on the doctors MOU between the national government and Council of Governors.



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12 May
By: CGK 0 2


H.E the Governor was in Kitengela Sub-County Hospital today to oversee The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) handover medical equipment’s to the institution. H.E applauded their efforts in boosting medical care in the County and urged them to continue with their unwavering partnership with the County Government by venturing into other areas of need in the County.

Towards achieving the CIDP plan of Universal Health Coverage H.E the Governor encouraged residents to take up NHIF cards whose mass registration was launched at Ngatataek Health Center. This is in line with the Governors manifesto pledge of strengthening preventive health care at community health services.

Accordingly, The Governor informed the residents that medical boards have been inaugurated to take charge of management of health services in all the major hospitals in the County. These boards will articulate all the concerns raised by residents to improve healthcare provision at grassroots level.

The County Government is committed to improve the road network within the radii of our hospitals to ensure that the general population served at these health facilities and beyond are adequately taken care of.

CECM in charge of heath Esther Somoire,Oloosirkon MCA Francis Kaesha and Kitengela MCA Paul Matuya among other County officials were present.

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12 May
By: CGK 0 2


Governor Lenku rolls out mass NHIF listing; upgrades Ng’atataek Dispensary:

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has launched a mass registration drive for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) health scheme.

NHIF’s national and local officials and several Health Sector Stakeholders, joined the Governor at the upgraded Ng’atataek Health Centre for the launch of the County’s Universal Health Cover policy.

The mass registration exercise seeks to provide affordable, accessible and sustainable medical cover to all residents of the County.

The scheme is expected to offer quality healthcare in the wake of rising medical bills that has seen many families ruined economically by run way hospital bills and related expenses.

For example, it will foot bills for both outpatient and inpatient services including those related to chronic diseases such as cancer and kidney ailments.

“Days when people organized harambee to offset huge medical bills will soon come to an end; we now have medical covers,” said the Governor.

He tasked the administrative heads through chiefs to sensitize the locals on the importance of the NHIF medical insurance so that they can take advantage of the affordable services offered.

Statistics by NHIF show that only 167,134 residents in Kajiado County were actively paying the NHIF membership fees.

Kajiado County NHIF Coordinator Alfred Ng’etich said the County had only 89 disabled people registered with NHIF while only 3,695 residents above 70 years were enjoying the services of the scheme.

“We have 4,022 vulnerable residents in our subsidized health scheme. A further 73,568 are insured from the informal sector,” said Mr. Ng’etich.

The Governor assured the residents of his commitment in realizing his campaign pledge of affordable universal healthcare through supporting initiatives such as the NHIF scheme and equipping of health facilities.

Present at the launch included the Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho, Health CEC Member Esther Somoire and the Chairman of the County Assembly’s Health Committee Moses Saoyo Kusero.

(L-R)Kajiado County NHIF Coordinator Alfred Ng’etich and H.E Joseph Ole Lenku during the universal health coverage at the upgraded Ngatataek Health Center.


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10 May
By: CGK 0 3


H.E the Governor has today unveiled the Kajiado County Hospital Management Boards for Kajiado Referral, Ongata Rongai Health Centre and Loitokitok, Kitengela and Ngong Sub County Hospitals.

The teams will drive our vision for universal health care in the County. Congratulations to them.

(Center)H.E Governor Joseph Lenku,CEC incharge of health Ester Somoire and Kajiado County Hospital Management Boards for Kajiado Referral

(Center)H.E Governor Joseph Lenku,CEC incharge of health Ester Somoire and Kajiado County Hospital Management Boards for Kajiado Referral

(Center)H.E Governor Joseph Lenku,CEC incharge of health Ester Somoire and Kajiado County Hospital Management Boards for Kajiado Referral

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22 Feb
By: Kajiado County 0 0


Kajiado residents with NHIF card suffering from kidney problems have started to get free dialysis at the local referral hospital.
Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku today commissioned five dialysis machines which has started offering services. (more…)

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