HIV patients say they have no food supplements & are dying – UHURU’s family have stolen.Politics 01:01
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Kenyans living with HIV have said they are at risk of dying because some of them have gone months without food supplements since the departure of former President Mwai Kibaki in 2013.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, Jackie Wambui from the National Network for People Living with HIV (NEPHAK) said “since 2013, we have been constantly asking for food and nutritional supplements and the Ministry of Health would tell us that there is no funding for such and that HIV treatment services are devolved to counties.”
NEPHAK chairman, Nelson Otuoma, told journalists that Sh 585 million had been set aside for food and supplements by the Ministry but no beneficiary has received them.
He linked it to the Sh 5.2 billion stolen money in the Ministry of Health.
“We have written several letters to the Ministry but have not gotten a response,” said Otuoma.
There are more than 1.5 million people living with HIV in Kenya out of whom 850,000 are on treatment.
The Kenyan DAILY POST