Friday August 2, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans that he will step up his fight to end cancer in the country. 

Speaking on Thursday while chairing a Cabinet meeting at State House Nairobi, Uhuru said that he has noted cases of increased cancer with concern. 

Uhuru, who is completing his second and final term in power, said that his Government will put in place more stringent measures to ensure cancer is a thing of the past.  

He said that he wants to consider policy interventions by the Government to ease the burden of the cancer disease on Kenyans.

“We need to see what more we can do to assist both in prevention but also in the treatment of the disease.”

“And we need to do that as a Government together with the County Governments,” Uhuru said.

Uhuru also led the Cabinet is eulogizing the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso and the late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth.

The two leaders died after long battles with Cancer.

According to the President, the leaders will be remembered for their great contribution to the nation from the time they entered the political arena. 

Leaders from different parties have been calling for cancer to be declared a national disaster.


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