Governor Lagat in tatters as health workers vow to send him packing

Health workers in Nandi County have pleaded with the electorate to send packing the current regime under Governor Cleophas Lagat.

The medics said that this was the only way to see to it that any meaningful gain is made in the devolved unit.

Led by Nandi County Health Workers Union chairman Mr Jacob Maswai, the health workers pleaded with residents of the county to vet their leaders thoroughly on their service delivery.

WATCH VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaMW7La4NfY&feature=youtu.be

They regretted that no meaningful projects have been witnessed in the county since its inception five years ago.

“Nandi County has always been ranked as the worst county in terms of improving Healthcare services a clear or perhaps vivid indication that those in charge of the health department in our county are incompetent,” Mr Maswai told Journalists in Kapsabet Town.

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An abandoned Kapsabet Sub-County Hospital on Thursday April 14, 2016. The County health workers claim that irregular payments were being dished out to non-existing workers.

This comes at a time the County Health Chief Executive Officer Edward Serem has tendered in his resignation letter as he seeks to vie for the Uasin Gishu County gubernatorial seat.

Mr Serem has been busy crisscrossing Uasin Gishu County on his campaign trail even as the situation in Nandi County gets from bad to worse.

READ: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/08/06/rutos-allies-jostle-for-uasin-gishu-top-seat_c1398852

Last week, the health workers announced that they will be downing their tools in two weeks’ time over delayed promotions and other grievances that the Governor Lagat-led administration has failed to address.

The workers noted that the regional government had ignored them to an extent of branding them ‘professional casuals’.

They cursed Governor Lagat for lying to them that they will be promoted and get employed in his government.

The health workers regretted that since the inception of the Nandi County Government, no promotion of middle level cadre has ever been effected.

Nandi has been hit by a series of heath workers’ strike since 2013.

WATCH VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujUqqOgKneY

Last year, the staggering county boss got the shock of his life after he made unexpected night visit to Kapsabet Referral Hospital and was greeted with dark wards, patients on the ground (some without blankets) and dried taps!

Despite promising the patients and the public that an imminent change on matters health will be launched to better medi-care services in the county – one he has never fulfilled.

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An abandoned ward at the Kapsabet Sub-County Hospital on Thursday April 14, 2016. The County health workers claim that irregular payments were being dished out to non-existing workers.

The looming health crisis is a big blow to Governor Lagat who is seeking a second term despite stiff competition from former cabinet minister Henry Kosgey who has vowed to unseat the incumbent.

ALSO READ: https://nandidecidesitshkk.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/i-will-save-nandi-from-the-chains-of-greediness-henry-kosgey-declares/

Opinion polls have already ranked Mr Kosgey as the strongest aspirant for the seat ahead of the August 8 General election.

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Nandi Governor aspirant Henry Kosgey. He has vowed to save the devolved unit from chains of greediness if elected governor.

 

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