Retired President Daniel Arap Moi Urged Kenyans To Embrace Peace And Ensure Campaigns Are Violent Free.

June 14, 2017, 9:27 am

Retired President Daniel arap Moi has urged Kenyans to embrace peace and ensure campaigns ahead of the August 8 polls are not violent.

In a speech read by his son Gideon (Baringo Senator) on Wednesday, Moi asked citizens to continue praying for the country.

"I thank the government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta for uniting Kenyans," he said.

This was at the groundbreaking of a Sh45 billion teaching, research and referral mission hospital at Kabarak University.

The project includes a 250-bed Kabarak University Hospital in Nairobi and modernisation of 23 mission hospitals across the country.

The facility will be developed under Christian Health Association of Kenya.

Moi said once complete, the facility will provide training, services and employment opportunities to many people.

"My desire was to provide a quality and affordable services to Kenyans and the neighboring countries," he said.

"Fundraising for the sick to go to India and South Africa will be a thing of the past when it becomes operational in 2020."

The President, in a speech read by Health PS Cleophas Mailu, said the government will support the venture.

"I thank the Retired President for this noble project. We will ensure it becomes a success," Uhuru said.

He noted investments in the health sector in the 47 counties have been by the government and private entities.

Uhuru said Kabarak University will become the first private university in the country with a 500-bed teaching and referral hospital.

"The project on its completion will act as a training center of excellence in East Africa region and beyond."

The campus is expected to commence operations in 2020.

Kabarak University has picked US conglomerate GE Healthcare as the technology provider for the project.

GE will assist the university with infrastructure development, technology transfer, education and staff training.

The project will be financed by stakeholders including US-based Private Equity Sygec International.

 

Source: the-star

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