Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior on Saturday told Governor Kibwana to his face about the failed Makueni universal healthcare which he says resulted in the death of his uncle. Mutula was speaking at his late uncle’s funeral in Mbooni Saturday (9th January).
“When the disease had overcome him, we ended up chopping his leg. Even at his age, he was very hardworking but because of diabetes and improper care at our hospitals, we had to amputate his leg. “Mutula narrated at the burial.
“Let me tell you the truth, when this gentleman fell ill we discussed and agreed for him not to go to Machakos or Nairobi because of Covid. We got him a doctor here in Kikima. The stroke you see at the eulogy he got it here. They discharged him and we took him to Machakos.” Mutula added.
“So Kibwana I am telling you as we bury our relative, your Makueni healthcare has failed and is failing us. We cannot entrust you with our relatives. These people don’t have drugs in hospitals. You are told to go buy. When you go to Wote you are told to go to doctors plaza yet we have MRIs and scans. ” The senator told Kibwana who was at the funeral.
The seemingly emotional Mutula added that if by speaking the truth he will not become Makueni Governor in 2022, he was ready to forego the seat.
“If it is said when I speak the truth I will not become Governor, let the seat stay. When I speak the truth, As Muthama said, he took me from my work where I was making good money. I can go back there. When I tell them things are bad they go to insult me on social media. Go and insult me. Pepo Mbaya. If we had good medical care (Makueni healthcare) I would not have lost an uncle that I loved so much.” Mutula went on.
Last week, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior and Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo while attending a funeral of Josephat Mutua at Kalumbi, Mbitini ward took on Kibwana over failure to develop the county questioning how more than 60 billion given since 2013 has been used.
In 2016, the County Government of Makueni launched Makueni Care, a universal healthcare program that aims to improve access to promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health services.
Political temperatures in the funeral were very high and was attended by Deputy President Dr. William Ruto, Governor Kibwana, Mike Sonko, Johnson Muthama, Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka among others.