Today we read and heard the unfortunate story of a senior citizen in Loitokitok who was taken ill and later turned away from the hospital.
Andrew Michieka, a former casual worker at the Loitokitok District Hospital, about 20 years ago, fell sick on June 30 but the hospital he worked so tirelessly for could not take him in.
The reason is, Mzee Michieka had been tested with Covid-19 at Loitokitok sub-county hospital and the facility had no isolation centre for such patients. This is not an isolated case in this county as many unreported cases could be a reflection of this.
What is disheartening is that this county has 5 elected members of parliament and 25 elected MCAs on top of dozens of aspiring politicians seeking elective positions in 2022, and has not raised a finger at the rot at the county health sector.
This is open defiance, this is ignorance of the highest order for the elected leaders to sit square with the executive and assume all is well, while hundreds of people are not getting desired services from the county government.
It is only the other day that MCAs vowed not to approve the 2021/22 budget because it had become apparent that the executive had failed its accountability test.
These overriding issues that have docked this county in terms of provision of services are what is making the people think that even those jumping around in public rallies and claiming to be better than the incumbent are not any different from the incumbent.
Among the governor aspirants in 2022, who has raised issues regarding the state of county hospitals in your campaigns, other than Kajiado Central MP who went out his way to visit Kajiado Referral Hospital to expose the rot?
What will be the need to change the leadership of this county in 2022 if those in the opposition cannot see anything wrong with this administration?
As a media outlet, we have tried to engage quite a number of those seeking to unseat governor Joseph Lenku in next year’s general election but have indicated they want “peaceful campaigns” or “Mimi sitaki maneno ya Lenku”.
The county receives more than Sh9 billion in annual budgetary allocation, has anyone leader asked where the money go that we have no good roads, medicines of county hospitals, not electricity in county offices, nothing to show that we get allocations like other counties.
If you do not want to engage as a leader and talk to those running the county in a positive engagement, how will they know where the shoe is pinching those to pretend to represent.
Other than MCAs Moses Kusero, Samuel Teum and Daniel Naikuni, out of all the elected 22 MCAs, no one at the assembly can see the rot in the health sector.
It is high time that the people of Kajiado decide to send all the MCAs, all the elected MPs and those supporting bad governance home in 2022.
The voters have the power, use your vote.