Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja has called for the impeachment of Governor Susan Kihika following the War Memorial Hospital incident.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Senator termed the move as mismanagement of the health sector and accused the Governor of incompetence that has caused the death of patients at the hospital.
“Instead of the governor implementing any plans for the War Memorial Hospital facility, she closes it, being the only hospital which meets international standards equivalent to Nairobi and the Aga Khan Hospital.
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As the Senator of Nakuru County and the deputy Majority leader of the Senate, I strongly condemn the attack on the hospital by the county. This shows we have a governor who is so inhumane and never follows the rule of law and never respects the court.” said the Senator
Tabitha noted that the incident at the hospital caused service disruption thus causing deaths as she accused the governor of failing to improve the health standards of hospital.
Governor Kihika has also been accused of causing service disruption at Mai Mahiu Hospital, Naivasha Hospital, Gilgil and Njoro that at one point led to the death of renowed Mau-Narok Sacco chairperson David Kimani.
“Sadly, a lot of people have died since October 28, 2023, following the disruptions of War Memorial Hospital. The chairman of Mau-Narok Sacco, David Kimani died this morning over the forceful takeover of the War Memorial by county askaris under the instructions of the governor to evacuate all the patients and medical staff.” she said
Over 500 health workers are reported to have been fired by the Governor and in their place was a team of incompetent staffs .