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DP Ruto to Preside Over Goat Auction to Aid Families Access Healthcre

Deputy President William Ruto Will on Monday preside over the laying of foundation stone of the proposed public university in Kajiado.

Kajiado Health CEC member Esther Somoire during another event on August 31.

Thereafter, while still in Kajiado town, Ruto will preside over a grand auction of more than 10, 000 goats whose proceeds will go towards assisting needy and vulnerable families access medical insurance under national hospital insurance fund scheme.

The deputy president, who will be hosted by Governor Joseph Lenku, is expected to lead more than 100 MPs and other leaders across the country in the goat auction, which is the first of its kind in the county.

In an exclusive interview with the Star on Sunday, described the auction a unique way of providing universal health coverage to Kenyans.

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“We as a county has adopted a health coverage initiative through sale of goats that will ensure needy households are safeguarded through medical insurance,” said Lenku on the phone.

The governor said Kajiado county initiated “Mbuzi Moja Maisha Bora” program is worth being emulated by other pastoralist counties as it will prove to be an ingenious way of achieving universal health care pillar of the Big Four Agenda being fronted by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“I urge all our development partners to turn up at this noble event on Monday to assist our vulnerable people. The goat auction will be conducted at the county demonstration farm next to AIC Boarding Girls Primary School,” said Lenku.

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Separately, county health CEC member Esther Somoire said the proceeds of the goat auction will benefit vulnerable families in all the wards in the county.

“This auction is replica of famous Mogotio goat public auction in Baringo during former President Daniel Moi’s regime,” said Somoire.

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