Hundreds benefit from free medical camp
The youth should be prepared to change the way Kirinyaga political affairs have been run in the past, a State House official Dennis Itumbi Sunday said.
Itumbi asked the youth to shun leaders who rush to the area to seek elective positions only when elections approach.
He said after elections such “political tourists” walk out and retreat to the city leaving the residents to deal with their perennial problems.
He termed the scenario as unfortunate saying it must come to an end and asked the youth in the area to ensure that only those who live with them are given elective posts.
Itumbi who is a Senior Director of Innovations, Digital and Diaspora Communication at State House was speaking at Kathoge market, Kirinyaga County on Sunday during a free medical camp organized by Denis Itumbi Foundation where 2, 500 area residents benefited.
The official wondered why those seeking various elective positions should wait until they assume these offices to start serving the people.
“I do not see any logic where one must wait until he or she must be first elected before starting to assist the community they come from,’’ he said.
He said if Kenyans started doing the small things which would in turn impact positively and bring the much needed social economic change to the people without any political strings, the country would certainly move fast .
The camp team Leader Dr. Maxwell Okoth said among the commonest ailments treated in the area were diabetes, high blood pressures and skin infections.
He said drugs worth Sh.5 milion were available for those who required instant medications while those with complicated cases were issued with referral letters to the county hospitals.
By Irungu Mwangi