Friday August 2, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has advised Kenyans on how to avoid the deadly cancer that is killing 100 Kenyans daily and leaving thousands poor due to the high cost of treatment.
Speaking on Friday during Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso’s memorial service in Bomet Stadium, Uhuru urged Kenyans to change their lifestyle if they want to eliminate cancer.
Uhuru argued that cancer did not exist in the past as Kenyans used to feed on traditional meals unlike in present times where they are feeding on processed food.
For those ailing from cancer, Uhuru promised to increase the budget set aside for treatment of cancer so that patients can access better treatment locally.
"By September my government will ensure there is a chemotherapy centre in Longisa Hospital, Bomet for cancer treatment," Uhuru said.
The father of the nation said that three radiology centres will be set up nationally in Garissa, Mombasa and Nakuru to aid in the treatment of cancer.
Uhuru said he will upgrade Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, to become one of the cancer treatment hospitals and training centre for oncologists.
The President promised to equip and open the Kenyatta University Hospital in September for proper treatment of cancer.
"Two cancer centres will also be set up in Kisii and in Nyeri next year," he said.
He said there are a total of 20 students training as doctors, 28 training as clinical doctors and 31 training as radiologists.
The Kenyan DAILY POST