In Summary
  • The project will rolled out in Kisumu, Machakos, Isiolo and Nyeri counties despite opposition from governors.

  • Governors say the programme should be rolled out across the country and the Sh1.7 billion budget allocated equally.
  • State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the programme must be piloted to provide an opportunity for adjustments before it is rolled out nationally.

A government plan to pilot its 100 per cent universal health project in Kisumu, Machakos, Isiolo and Nyeri, will go on despite opposition from governors.

State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said on Sunday the rest of the counties will be initially be limited to 10,000 homes in plan which is one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda that also includes food security, manufacturing and affordable housing.

Governors have opposed the selection of the four counties, saying the programme should be rolled out across the country and the Sh1.7 billion budget allocated equally.

NATIONALLY

But Mr Esipisu said the programme must be piloted to provide an opportunity for adjustments before it is rolled out nationally.

“The pilot is important because it allows the national government and county governments to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of facilities and institutions that are key to delivery. It will also make it possible to assess the availability of human resources, logistics and how citizens are engaging with the programme,” Mr Esipisu told journalists at State House during his Sunday weekly briefing.

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