Thousands enjoy free medical
services in Kitui County
About 3,000 patient have benefited from a free medical camp organised at the Kauwi Primary School in Kitui West District within the Kitui County by the Lions Club of Chania Falls Thika.
A team of 25 medical staff from the charitable organisation, led by Dr.B.D.Vasisht, participated in the colourful event. Dr. Vasisht is the Governor of the Lions Clubs International District 411A that covers Kenya, Ethiopia and the Seychelles. Former cabinet minister Francis Mwanzia Nyenze was their host. They were assisted by a team of 20 medics from the Kitui District Hospital.
They treated general ailments including malaria, hypertension, diabetes, stomach complications, nose problems, ear diseases and eye diseases. They provided eye-glasses and wheelchairs to the needy. Addressing the patients after the ten hours exercise, Dr. Vasisht disclosed that the exercise did cost some Sh2.5 million.
The doctor said that they will continue serving the needy people through their organisation. “We are a charitable club to assist all the needy people. We support the needy people from our own pockets. It is not from any NGO,” the philanthropist said. He said every year they do more than 30 free medical camps in Kenya.
Vasisht, whose team included Dr. M.L.Vishwakarma thanked Nyenze for organizing the event. He also thanked the patients for turning out in large numbers for the medication.
And on his part, Nyenze thanked the both lions and the volunteers for the flamboyant gesture. “I had requested them (the lions) to come to do a free medical camp here for the area people are poor. Their gesture is the service to humanity,” Nyenze, who is the Chairman of the Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) and also the National Irrigation Board (NIB) director, said. Nyenze said that their aim for the medical camp was to serve the people and that it was not political.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Kitui branch executive secretary, Joseph Mwanzia Makuthu, has expressed his profound concern over the rate at which khat (miraa) chewing had ruined many youths in the Kitui region.
The unionist regretted that if the practice continues without being tackled up, the area will have no youths to serve as leaders in the next 30 years. He asked local parents to take their children’s education seriously for their own good and for the good of the area people.
He was speaking to hundreds of people at his Ngwani village home in Mulundi sub-location in Kyangwithya location, Kitui District, during a party he had hosted for his fellow teachers to thank them for having re-elected him for a second five-year term as their KNUT branch executive secretary. Makuthu decried the rate at which the current economic crisis had caused untold unnecessary suffering to the Kenyan citizens.
“The price of everything in the country is up. That is a very big problem to the public. We are asking the legislators to look at how to tackle the problem for the good of the Kenyans,” he said. “Every citizen in this country is currently crying as the result of the current economic crisis in the country,” the KNUT official regretted. Addressing the function, the Kitui Retired Teachers Association chairman, Joseph Muema Kalilimbi, highly lauded the women’s leadership in Kenya.
The function was also addressed by the local KNUT’s Burial Benevolent Fund (BBF) secretary John Mbano Malusi among others.