Over a thousand residents from Muumandu and Matuu and their environs have received free medical attention from KDF officers and their colleagues from South Sudan, Burundi, Tanzania in Uganda in an ongoing 5-day special medical camp.
The 3rd East African Community Armed Forces’ Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Activities Week kicked off on 9th October 2021. The event that is held rotationally is held prior to Kenya Defence Forces day on 14th October.
According to KDF in a press release, EAC Armed Forces’ CIMIC week is a routine exercise meant to enhance regional integration on Defence matters by giving service to the community.
Speaking to the media, the officer who is in charge of the medical camp in Matuu Amos Mang’oka noted that their main purpose is to reach out to locals who are suffering from different ailments by bringing them different specialists.
“Together with other senior doctors and gynaecologists, surgeons, physicians, we want to partner with doctors here in Matuu so as to bring these services to the people of Matuu and Machakos at large. We are attending to both inpatient and outpatients.” Mangoka said.
Dr Benjamin Nzomo of Matuu level 4 revealed that at the end of the first day they had attended to almost 1,000 locals.