Kenya: Lamu, Tana River Counties Get Shs 400M Hospital Upgrade

President Yoweri Museveni’s lawyers under Kiwanuka & Karugire Advocates have written to the Electoral Commission distancing their client from reports that he intends to visit Mbale at a time when presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi will be in the area.

This followed a complaint from Mbabazi’s lawyers that Museveni’s appearance in Mbale at a time when their client would be campaigning in the area would disrupt his programmes.

In response, approved Museveni’s lawyers fired back: “H.E. Yoweri Museveni is the President of Uganda, viagra dosage Mbale inclusive. Therefore any duties of the state that require his attention cannot be curtailed by political campaign programs.”

They added: “The above notwithstanding, abortion H.E. the president does not, at this time, have any scheduled activity in Mbale on the 9th or 10th of January 2016 and he has not made any such announcement as the complainant alleges.”

ChimpReports understands Museveni is expected to commission the construction of roads in Mbale this month.

Addressing a press conference in Kabale this week, Museveni said he would visit Mbale for the activity basing on the schedule arranged by his staff.

The Electoral Commission spokesperson Jotham Taremwa said as long as the venues of the two presidential candidates’ functions are different, there was nothing wrong with Museveni executing his state duties.

Museveni’s lawyers also blasted Mbabazi’s camp for wasting their time with baseless accusations.


“It has become a habit for the complainant to invent fictional grievances, such as this, which our client is then required to respond to. We therefore request you to advise the complainant to substantiate this and all other allegations he is sure to make, lest our client is constrained to continue wasting time and resources answering allegations made without any factual basis.”
Lamu and Tana River counties have received Shs 200 million each from the national Government to upgrade hospitals.

Some of the money will be used to upgrade Lamu Hospital to level 5 status, about it while Mpeketoni and Faza hospitals will each receive Shs 50 million for modernisation

Governors Issa Timamy (Lamu) and Hussein Dado (Tana River) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, approved paving the way for the release of the funds, approved on behalf of their county governments while Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu did the same for the national Government.

President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed the signing ceremony conducted in Lamu town.

President Kenyatta said the initiative is in line with his Government’s programme of improving medical facilities throughout the country to ensure Kenyans access better healthcare services.

He said the national Government’s quest to upgrade the country’s health sector for the benefit of citizens is unstoppable.

“Our aim is to ensure that Kenyans from all corners of the country can access specialised medical services whenever they require them without having to travel to Nairobi and other big towns,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also presided over the Lamu Maulidi festival’s prize giving ceremony where winners in various competitions received cash awards.

The Lamu Maulidi festival is the most important in the Lamu calendar of events and constitutes one of the most significant attributes of the centuries old cultural/religious heritage of Lamu County.

This year’s event focused on emphasizing Islam, Cohesion and Sustainable Development. In the recent past the event has provided a platform to engage the community on emerging issues concerning their welfare.

The President was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Najib Balala, Joseph Nkaissery, Hassan Wario, Jacob Kaimenyi and Eugene Wamalwa among other national and local leaders.

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