Mutua slammed local leaders who have a tendency to seek treatment abroad while making no effort to improve the broken healthcare system.
” We need to fix our healthcre facilities so that cancer and other conditions can be treated in the country to help both the rich and the poor,” said Mutua.
The governor said the current situation where countries in Europe have locked out visitors in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 was a time of reckoning for leaders to come up with solutions for the rundown healthcare system.
Mutua further satirised the Kenyan leaders’ way of solving problems, saying it was responsible for the current glaring inequality in accessing important services.
” Instead of fixing a road, they buy big vehicles. Instead of fixing healthcare, they seek treatment abroad.”
“Hii ugonjwa (coronavirus) pia ni mzuri. Inatufunza adabu… Kila mtu anatibiwa hapa, maskini na tajiri… It is an opportunity for us to fix our health system…”
So far, Kenya has imposed a ban on travel from any country that is known to have COVID-19.
By the same token, any Kenyan or foreigner residing in Kenya would have to go into quarantine if they arrive from an affected country.
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