Kenya’s Ambassador to Uganda Julius Kiema Kilonzo Saturday took a swipe at Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu at the burial of Bishop Kalua over what he termed as a deteriorating state of health care in the County.
“I lost my sister cousin Evelyn Musee because of Covid 2 days ago. Having mentioned my cousin he was just 48 years and was a teacher in Kitui. She was a principal. My cousin went at 48 why? she got sick here and there was no place she could be taken for Covid.” Kiema said at Bishop Kalua’s burial.
“This Kauwi place, I say this because the Governor is here and the leadership of Kitui county is a place where people are waiting to transit. My cousin had to be taken to Wote. Mutisya’s dad was sick and referred to Kauwi, he had to be taken to Machakos to be treated.” Ambassador Kiema painfully narrated.
Kiema further questioned where the resources being allocated to the County were going vowing to vie for Governor in 2022 so as to save the people of Kitui.
“I was with your father in parliament (Sen. Mutula), I was with Ngilu, I was with Senator Muthama in parliament. It pains me to find people going to get treatment in Makueni and Machakos. Senator Mutula, have you denied Kitui money for drugs? If you are giving us money where does that money go.” Kiema questioned.
In a quick rejoinder, Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama speaking at Bishop Kalua’s burial shielded Ngilu from the blame on healthcare saying counties had not received money for over 3 months from the National Government.
Ambassador Kiema Kilonzo mourned the late Bishop Kalua as a generous and humble soul revealing he did landscaping works for his Kitui home for free just because he saw him as his son.
Last month, Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe also decried deteriorating health care in Kitui County.
Malombe’s remarks came just a week after Aljazeera correspondent Catherine Wambua lost her father at Kitui referral Hospital. Her father Joseph Wambua a former assistant police commissioner, failed to be admitted because there was no PPE kit and nurses were afraid to attend to him. He had breathing difficulties.