Facts you didn’t know about Dr. Andrew Mulwa, newly appointed KEMSA CEO

Dr. Andrew Mutava Mulwa was born and raised in Makueni County. His dream of becoming a doctor started way back in 1991 when he was only 10 years.

During this time, Andrew who was in class four fell sick and lay in bed at home for three days as his parents could not afford money to take him to a dispensary.

He suffered convulsions, something which made his parents think he was dead. He later recovered after being taken to Makueni Referral Hospital by their learned neighbor who was a bit enlightened on health matters.

A similar incident happened to him when he was in Form 2 in 1998. These two occasions spirked his interest in medicine.

He attended Makueni Boys High School where he sat for his KCSE in 2000. He scored grade A in all subjects except Chemistry which he got Y. However, his results were canceled over allegations that he had leaked Chemistry practical paper answers to fellow students as he was index number one.

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Bright Andrew had to resit his for his KCSE in Machakos School. He attained a grade A in all subjects. This achievement earned him a scholarship to study architecture in Japan. But through his father’s advice, Mulwa dropped the idea and chose to pursue his dream. He joined the University of Nairobi to study Medicine.

He started his work at Mbooni Hospital, serving as the only doctor in the facility. Mulwa started a theatre in the hospital after seeing mothers who could only give birth die before they are transferred to a referral hospital which was at a far distance.

In 2013, Dr. Andrew was nominated as the first Health CEC Makueni County by Kivutha Kibwana. It is during his tenure that the County implemented Makueni Universal Healthcare Programme.

In June 2021, he resigned from this position and joined the Ministry of Health, to work as the Director of Preventive, Promotive, and Strategic Programs. He won the National County Gala Awards prize for being the best CECM in August of the same year.

Upon his appointment, Mutava has been working in the Ministry as the Head, Directorate of Family Health. He married when he was a third-year student and he has two daughters.

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