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Ksh8.4M Govt Hospital Converted to Chicken House

Barely a day after Kenya recorded the highest number of positive Covid-19 cases since the pandemic's genesis, pertinent questions have been raised over the conversion of a Ksh8.4 million hospital into a chicken coop.

In a Friday, 22 May report, the Standard revealed that a health facility in Nakuru Town West, Sub County is now a breeding space for chicken. 

However, individuals residing within the compound supposed to host the health facility argue they are their legaly with the blessings of the county government. 

  • The health facility in Nakuru Town West Sub County. PHOTO: The Standard.

In response to queries on what exactly led to the conversion of the health facility into a chicken coop, Nakuru Town West MP, Samuel Arama denied any knowledge of the on goings and instead heaped blame on Nakuru County Government. 

"We handed over the project to the county during the leadership of Nakuru's first governor. I was shocked when I heard someone converted it to a poultry house and farmed on a section of the land.

"When constructing it, it was prioritized for healthcare services in the area. This is a matter I will follow up on" Arama informed.

The facility was designed to house a maternity ward, reception area and a treatment room. 

As at now, an acre of the land on which the health facility, turned chicken coop house seats has more than 200 chicken and a vegetable garden. 

Nathan Ndege, an individual residing at the supposed health facility grounds argued that the ongoing project received a green light from the County Government. 

"We have occupied this facility for over four years and the County Government allowed us to operate from here," Ndege stated.

However, in an interesting twist, Nakuru County Government Health CEC Samuel King'ori said he was not aware of the existence of the health facility. 

  • Nakuru Town West MP SAmuel Arama.

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