Senator Wambua wants Kitui health department reverted to National Government

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A past photo of Kitui Senator Enoch Kiio Wambua. (Photo - File)

Kitui Senator Enoch Kiio Wambua has decried the condition of healthcare in Kitui County. According to the senator who spoke in the Senate during a petition concerning the state of corruption, public participation and access to information, and civic education in Kisii County, the Governor and the officers in the county are unable to handle the healthcare.

“The health situation in Kitui is in itself in the ICU. We have a supposedly level 5 hospital that does not function, including the staff. ” Senator Enoch Wambua said.

“In fact, I’ve been thinking over this issue and I’m thinking of approaching the Health Committee of the Senate to begin a conversation on whether it is viable to have the county government of Kitui sign a deed of transfer on the health function. Because clearly, the Governor and her officers are unable to manage the health situation in Kitui county. ” He added.

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Senator Wambua also decried increased corruption in the county calling for action to be taken on Governors apart from just impeaching them.

“I come from a county, Kitui, that is one of the arguably one of the counties that is topping the charts in terms of corruption perpetrated by the county government. It would appear that when we devolved functions to the counties, perhaps the greatest function we devolved to the counties is corruption. And corruption being perpetrated by county governments almost without exception. ” Wambua went on.

“I want to say that a time maybe has come that apart from just impeaching governors, governors should be taken to court and jailed for theft of county resources. ” The vocal senator urged.

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