Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has asked legislators to change the law and allow devolved units to be able to procure drugs and other medical supplies from other licensed companies.
The current law only gives Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) the monopoly to procure and sell drugs to counties.
“The law which say all medicines should be bought through KEMSA need to be changed to allow counties to buy medicine from other agencies other than Kemsa,” the Governor said.
Governor Mandago who is a member of Council of Governors’ Health Committee said “as counties, we have money, but KEMSA doesn’t have the capacity, so there is need to change a law to allow counties to buy medicine from other agencies other than KEMSA.”
Mandago also urged citizens to continue following the Ministry of Health protocol to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“I want to cal upon Kenyans to continue following the directives by the Ministry of Health such as washing hands before and after every activity, avoid overcrowded place, put on facemask, avoid overcrowded places and if possible stay at home to prevent further spread of the virus,” governor Mandago advised.