News Categories: Health

03 Mar
By: Kajiado County 0

Department of Health- Scorecard 2017-2022

With health, being a key function of the devolved function & with desire to ensure that Health service are accessible, affordable, quality and equitable and client centered health services to all residents of the county the government embarked on a strategies, namely:

  • Equipping of new & existing healthcare facilities
  • Upgrade and expansion of  healthcare facilities
  • Universal Healthcare program (Mbuzi moja Afya bora initiative)
  • Completion of stalled & ongoing projects
  • Preventive care – public health
  • Strengthen the governance structures within the sector areas
  • Strengthening of nutrition coordination at all levels
  • Upscale immunization coverage for all under one.

Milestone Achieved in summary

DEPARTMENT Project / Program Achievements To-date Completed, Ready for Commissioning  Operational Ongoing projects in over 80%
Medical health, Public health & Sanitation Objective: To improve access to healthcare services    
Outcome: Increased access to healthcare services    
Newly started Dispensaries & Healthcare centres           34 21 13
Upgrade & Equipping projects 49 38 11
New Wards & Maternity Wings 9 9.0  
UHC(Mbuzi Moja Initiative) Over 24,400 households beneficiaries  
Public Toilets 7    


Upgrade of Kajiado County Referral Hospital to Level 5 Status

The County Government has upgraded Kajiado Referral Hospital to a Level 5 Status Hospital. Kajiado County residents will now be able to access specialized treatment at lower costs since referrals to other facilities are likely to reduce. In addition, Four Sub-county Hospitals, namely, Ngong, Loitokitok, Kitengela & Ongata Rongai were also upgraded to level 4 status hence handling patients who would have been referred to Kajiado or neighboring counties.

Human Resources

The County has recruited and deployed health workers among them specialists, medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, radiologists, pharmaceutical technicians, medical lab technologists among others. Doctors have been posted to Sub County hospitals and so far, each of these hospitals has at least three doctors where previously there was one or none at all.

  Cadre 2017 2022
1 Special Medical Consultants 3 16
2 Medical Officers 21 40
3 Dentists 0 8
4 Clinical Officers 70 130
5 Nurse’s (BSN Specialists, KRCHN/KRN, KECNH) 437 629
6 Nutritionists 29 60
7 Laboratory officers 54 78
8 Public Health officers 113 125
9 Physiotherapists 8 13
10 Health Administrative officers 0 11
11 Health Records & Information Management officers 19 28
12 Medical Engineers 3 8
13 Morticians & Mortuary attendants 0 4
14 Community Health Assistants 50 103
15 Community Health Volunteers 800 1932

Equipping comparative analysis

The county government has been able to equip the County referral hospital and Sub County hospital by installing modern equipment including MRI, St-Scan, digital x-rays, kidney dialysis machines, theaters and Intensive Care Units as part of the transformational agenda under HE Governor Joseph Ole Lenku.

  Equipment’s/Special Clinics 2017 2022
1 Intensive Care Unit ( ICU ) None 10
2 High Dependency Unit ( HDU ) None 9
3 Renal Equipment & bed dialysis machines None 6
4 6 Slice Computerized Tomography (CT-Scan) None 1
5 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) None 1
6 Mechanical Ventilators None 10
7 Cardiac Monitors None 10
8 Image Intensifier None  
9 Patient Doppler machine None 11
10 CPAP machine None 24
11 Blood bank refrigerator None 2
12 Platelet Agitator None 2
13 Blood bank cooler boxes None 6
14 Portable ultra sound machine None 13
15 Baby incubators 15 25
16 Caesarian section sets 9 25
17 Phototherapy machine 10 30
18 obstetric/delivery beds(modern) 4 40
19 Operating tables 3 5
20 Anesthetic machines 3 5
21 Patient monitors 3 20
22 Emergency carts/trolleys 5 20
23 Patient beds with mattresses 500 1660


For the first time since independence, Mashuru, Ngong and Ongata Rongai Sub County hospitals have theatre facilities installed by the County and can offer comprehensive obstetric care.

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18 Aug
By: CGK 0


Kajiado County First Lady Edna Lenku in the company of H.E the Governor and other County First ladies have officially commissioned The Kajiado County Empower Cancer Clinic at The County Referral.  

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14 Aug
By: CGK 0


The County Government of Kajiado wishes to inform you that we have enough vaccines in Kajiado County and the following are our vaccination sites:

Kajiado County Referral Hospital.

Oloitokitok Sub-county Hospital.

Kitengela Sub-county Hospital.

Ngong Sub-county Hospital.

Ongata Rongai Sub-county Hospital.

Magadi Company Hospital.

Namanga Health Center.

Ilbisil Health Center.

Mashuru Health Center.

Oltepesi Dispensary.

All vaccination sites are opened from 8am to 3pm. We are giving out 1st doses to all eligible groups and 2nd doses to those who received first dose previously.

FAQ: Which vaccine is being given?

We are giving out the AstraZeneca vaccine two doses, given 12 weeks apart.

FAQ: Vaccination time:

Vaccination will take place from 8a.m till 3pm

FAQ: Who can get the vaccine?

Front line health care providers to include both technical and non-technical health care providers, Critical services: Disciplined forces to include Military, Prison and police officers, Teaching and non-teaching staff from schools,

persons above 18 years with comorbidities (Diabetes, Hypertension, HIV/AIDS and all forms of cancers) and Religious leaders.

All above 58 years of age.

FAQ: How much is the vaccine?

The vaccine is free to everyone.

FAQ: Where can i get my vaccination certificate?

Register and login to to get the vaccination certificate and to know your next vaccination date.

You can Register and login in your details on before you get to the vaccination site.


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23 Apr
By: CGK 0


County Government shall continue to scale higher heights in advanced medical services to safeguard its people’s health.

It is with this regard the Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho commissioned a modern CT Scan at the Kajiado Referral Hospital that will save our patients long journey and high costs in seeking those services from farfetched places in health facilities.

Training is ongoing from experts to inculcate knowledge to our health staff to enable them to operate the machine.

This is a milestone in bringing health services and a great relief to the County residents. We shall soon start to offer Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services at the same hospital.

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11 Feb
By: CGK 0


Less than a fortnight after Nurses in Kajiado returned to work after a strike, Clinical Officers from the County have this evening CALLED OFF their two months strike.

The decision was arrived at after a consultative meeting with the County’s administration.

The Clinical Officers went on strike on December 7 demanding a raft of benefits that included better allowances, promotions and supply of Personal Protective Equipment ( PPEs).

The strike had paralyzed services in several facilities forcing the Governor to rally the Department of Health Services to engage the Clinical Officers for an immediate return to work formula.

The fruits of the tough negotiations were evident today when the County Secretary Francis Sakuda, Health Services CEC Member Esther Somoire and the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (ĶUCO) officials led by Kajiado Branch Chairman Victor Kuntai emerged from a meeting at the County Headquarters.

” We have hammered a favourable return to work formular which contained matters touching on working conditions, promotions, personal protective equipment and salaries,” said Mr Kuntai.

He added, “We thank the Governor and our Health Minister, Ms Somoire , for giving us a hearing and agreeing to address our grievances,”.

Kuntai then announced,” We have now called off the strike with immediate effect. We are instructing all the Clinical Officers to be back to work within the next 24 hours,”

On her part, Ms Somoire who was flanked by CS Sakuda and the County Attorney Augustine Sekeyian, announced the Officers’ January salary which had been withheld would be released.

“We shall also not victimize any officer who missed duty during the period of the go slow,” said the Health CECM

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04 Jun
By: CGK 0


The County Government of Kajiado has received reports of 6 new Covid-19 positive cases bringing the cumulative number to 88 patients since the 13th of March 2020 when the first case was reported. The distributions of the new positive cases are as follows;

  1. Kajiado central -5 (3 local and 2 truck drivers).
  2. Kajiado east -1 (mortality).

They were all evacuated to various isolation and treatment centers within and out of the County. Contact listing and tracing by our surveillance team has started immediately. It is so unfortunate that as a County we have registered the first Covid-19 death case, the deceased was buried today as per MOH guidelines. The County Government administration would like to pass our heartfelt condolences to the family and Friends may his soul rest in eternal peace.

Our isolation and treatment centres have 20 patients admitted currently, and the number has been steadily increasing. We would also like to report that our fight against the pandemic suffered a setback when the emergency response team was blocked from accessing the Namanga hotspot to take samples, trace contacts and attend to patients.

Sadly later the situation worsened with our only ambulance based in Namanga attacked at Ilbissil community demonstration while ferrying a critically ill patient to Kajiado County Referral Hospital. Members of the public are informed to avoid blocking lifesaving emergency services which benefit the general public.

Lastly we would like to remind everyone of us to become more careful, practice all prevention measures and incase of any feeling of being unwell, seek medical attention early. Kindly let’s all continue visiting our health facilities for routine health services and screening.


Esther Somoire,OGW
CECM, Medical Services and Public Health.
Kajiado County

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22 May
By: CGK 0


In the last 24 hours our County has reported 2 more cases of Corona virus.This brings the cumulative Kajiado cases to 47.

One is a truck driver at Namanga border and the other is a baby of one of the previous positive case. The truck driver is being evacuated to KU referral hospital while the baby remains with the mother at one of our isolation centres.

There were other 25 positive cases from foreign drivers; 24 Tanzanian and 1 Burundian; they were handed over for treatment to their respective countries.

There are 278 people on quarantine across the County; 88 in South, 68 in East, 48 in central and 74 in North.

Our Isolation centres have 18 patients, 12 at The County refferal hospital and 5 at kitengela hospital.

Prevention and control activities are ongoing.

Esther Somoire OGW

CECM Health Services

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10 May
By: CGK 0


The County Government of Kajiado is keenly monitoring illegal migrants from hotspot areas within the country and neighboring Tanzania.

We note with a lot of concerning of residents not adhering to the directives issued by government especially in our major towns.

Today we report 1 new case, making a total of 8 cases ( 6 active, 2 recoveries and 0 deaths ) reported since 13th March, 2020.The patient a male aged 33years was detected by our surveillance teams at saina estate of Kajiado  town on 7th may, he had traveled from Eastleigh in Nairobi despite the current restrictions on movement, he was taken to our Namanga Quarantine facility. Currently, he has been transferred to KCRH isolation and treatment unit. Contact tracing ongoing.By today a total of 358 tests have been conducted for cases in isolation and Quarantine centres. In addition samples for over 200 truck drivers coming through Namanga and Ilasit borders have been collected and sent to KEMRI for testing, the results are being awaited.

More than 30 contacts of confirmed cases have been traced and transferred to our quarantine facilities.

We wish to remind our residents to observe all prevention measures and support government efforts of containing the pandemic.

For information and inquiries kindly call our multi agency hotline numbers 0745748991 and 0789336316.

Stay Safe

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04 May
By: CGK 0


In a move meant to curb the increasing threat of cross border spread of  COVID_19 into the County, H.E. Joseph Ole Lenku has said that livestock from neighbouring Tanzania will no longer be allowed in   livestock markets in Kajiado County.

The embargo on Tanzanian livestock comes hot on the heels of the closure of border posts at Namanga, Tarakea and Shompole until further notice.The border points will not allow any passengers to travel across the two countries with only trucks of food stuff allowed with only two persons on board.

He said the decision to close the border points was reached at following a consultation between the Ministry of Interior and The County Security Committee as a measure to mitigate community transmission of the COVID_19.

In the past week, the County Department of Health recorded an unprecedented rise in the number of cases reported at the border points with human traffic occasioned by cross border trading attributed to the upsurge. He added that the County security team is on high alert with surveillance at all possible entry routes and asked residents to report any suspicions activities and breaches to security to the relevant authorities.

Lenku lauded the health workers who are at the frontline of fighting the pandemic for the good work they are doing and advised all residents to adhere to basic hygiene and social distancing norms including use of PPEs to fight the virus as a way of breaking the transmission gap so as to build on the gains being made by the health department.

He was speaking at Tarakea in Oloitokitok last Saturday during an inspection tour of the border point.

The Governor later distributed more than 15,000 masks, sanitizers and hand washing equipments for usage in major public  places in all the Wards in Kajiado South.

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27 Apr
By: CGK 0


Human traffic to and from Tanzanian continues to pose a challenge to efforts instituted by the County Government in combating the spread of the COVID-19. According to the County Department of Health, foreigners constitute a bulk of the quarantined cases at isolation facilities at the border entry points with screening done by health workers at Namanga indicating that 84% originated from Tanzania, 16% from Zambia while a notable number were from Kenya, Malawi and Namibia. Drivers and Traders who frequently cross the border have been identified as the highest risk groups. 10 Kenyans are currently being detained and quarantined at the border health facility awaiting testing and further determination.

Esther Somoire, Health CEC said so far 119 suspected cases have been reported in Kajiado with zero deaths recorded. This figure includes those at the border points. 104 patients have so far been tested in the County with 15 of them cleared after initial screening showed they did not exhibit any Corona related symptoms.

She maintained that Kajiado is still a high risk County due to its geographical proximity to the capital city Nairobi and as an international gateway through Tanzania to other countries adding that her Department together with the County Security Team has already instituted stringent measures to limit cross border movement including monitoring adherence to social distancing norms and use of personal protective, equipment, PPE specifically face masks. These measures will include activation of door to door screenings of suspected COVID-19 cases and mandatory quarantine for those flouting curfew directives. Plans are also underway to close down Shompole Market and others within the County deemed as risk zones for community transmission.

She advised members of the public to adhere to basic sanitation norms of washing hands with soap, or use of hand sanitizer and social distancing as a way of breaking the transmission gap in the community.

Meanwhile, the third Corona Virus patient from Ngong, Matasia continues to receive medical care at the Kenyatta University Hospital. 32 persons that she had come into contact with are still quarantined in an Isolation center in Ngong. Thirteen of them are awaiting test results.

The County leadership led by H.E. Joseph Lenku has also asked all residents to observe calls for social distancing as a measure in breaking the gap in the spread of the pandemic. This is while the County government steps up distribution of personal protective equipment, PPEs hand sanitizers and other COVID-19 response commodities.

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