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President Ruto Presides Over Opening of Border Police Hospital

President William Ruto presided over the official opening ceremony of the 130-bed capacity Border Police Hospital at the Border Police Unit campus in Kanyonyo, Kitui County.

The facility will offer Intensive Care and High Dependency care, and respond to Emergencies and Theater procedures mainly to security forces injured in the line of duty, thus complementing the 150-bed capacity National Police Hospital in Nairobi.

The US Embassy in Kenya through the Anti Terrorism Assistance program donated a 60-bed mobile hospital to the Border Police Campus, which has so far been critical in serving parts of Lamu County and over 2,000 locals.

DIG-APS Noor Gabow pointed out that the structure was a product of the police welfare kitty, where officers have over the years raised to a hundred million (100M) in sh Sh50 monthly contribution per police officer.

“ The rehabilitation and wellness center was part of the hospital plan, besides the upcoming airstrip and stadium whose constructions are underway at the campus,” he said.

The Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome highlighted that matters of health were dear to the police officers and their families, pointing out that their job description makes them vulnerable to injuries.

President Ruto lauded the police for the bold move and belief in what small contributions collected over time could achieve, saying that this had driven the government to procure over Sh250 million worth of equipment for the hospital so far and that the remaining bits would be jointly done with the Ministry of Health.

He called upon the CS Interior Prof. Kithure Kindiki (present), Kitui County Governor Hon. Julius Malombe (also present) and the IG to partner in achieving the best standards of the hospital, directing that the hospital be also open to the locals in Kitui alongside the stadium and the airstrip once complete.

“I also call upon the Kitui County government to ensure that Healthcare workers under the county were deployed at the facility to work with the police medical officers,” he said.

President Ruto pledged Sh20 Billion from the national government in aid of the ongoing works, further directing the remaining work at the airstrip to be taken over by the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage to carry on with the stadium.

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