In Summary
  • Some 68 containers have already been taken to Nairobi.
  • Those at Shimo La Tewa will be transported to the neighbouring counties.
  • The medical equipment which were in the mobile clinics had been vandalised or become rusty.

After three years of rotting at the National Youth Service (NYS) yard in Miritini, Mombasa, the government has moved the Sh800 million controversial container clinics for distribution to the various counties.

Some of the containers which were to be taken to Coast region counties were Sunday spotted at the Shimo La Tewa Maximum Security Prison ready for transportation.

TAKEN TO NAIROBI

Some 68 containers have already been taken to Nairobi and are being stored at the Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital.

“About 15 of them are here (at the prison). They arrived here on Saturday evening,” said a source at the Shimo La Tewa Prison.

Parliamentary Health Committee Chairperson Sabina Chege Sunday told the Nation that they had agreed with the Ministry of Health to move the controversial clinics to the different counties.

“The counties are to apply for them,” said Ms Chege in a short text message to the Nation.

Some of the counties that were initially set to receive the clinics include Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Murang’a, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kericho, Nakuru, Nandi, Nakuru and Makueni.

APPLY

But the government recently said that the counties will be required to apply for them as agreed with the parliamentary committee.

Mombasa County commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said those at Shimo La Tewa will be transported to the neighbouring counties.

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