Politician Thomas Lekanayia has today written an open letter to governor Joseph over the wanting state of affairs at Loitokitok sub-county hospital.
Lekanayia, who has also shown interest in the Kajiado South parliamentary seat in 2022, claims it is not the first time he is writing to the governor on matters about the Kajiado South health facility.
He said as it is, the hospital has no ability to treat, take care or even provide oxygen to Covid-19 patients, a situation that is disturbing the residents of Loitokitok.
The politician said coronavirus is expensive to treat and adding people the burden of transporting patients to Nairobi is to devastate them
“The governor is a state official elected to serve as Kajiado governor. Issues affecting the lives of Kajiado people must be brought to his attention, and this is the reason I am doing this,” said Lekanaya.
His Excellency Hon. Joseph ole Lenku,
Kajiado County Government
REMINDER ON THE STATE OF LOITOKITOK SUB-COUNTY HOSPITAL
As a resident of Loitokitok, I hope this reminder finds you in good health.
This is a reminder of my earlier engagement with you and the subsequent letter I wrote on 18th July 2020 on the same that the status of the above hospital was wanting.
It is now almost two years from the last time I dropped that letter at your office. I talked about the lack of drugs and the dirty state of the hospital at length in my letter.
Surprisingly, Your Excellency, you never bothered to reach me on the matter that I raised or even to assure me that something would be done.
This issue has cropped up again today after reading a sad story of an old man who could not be assisted at the Loitokitok sub-county hospital because the health facility has no isolation facility for Covid-19 patients.
It is so sad that the old man passed on in Nairobi after the county referral hospital in Kajiado could not also take him in because of internal issues.
He incurred a bill of more than Sh2 million which the family cannot raise after he was admitted to Bellevue Hospital.
This is a case of negligence on your part, Your Excellency, for you to ignore pertinent issues raised by leaders at the grassroots, and purport to be in charge.
Hon Thomas Lekanayia [sic]