In an effort to contribute towards the fight against Cancer and other Non-communicable Diseases, the County Government of Kericho today broke the ground for the construction of a Basic Oncology Clinic at Kericho County Referral Hospital(KCRH).
H.E the Governor, Dr. Eric Mutai while presiding over the event said the facility will be a stop gap measure in provision of palliative care to cancer patients who for a long time been undergoing challenges in accessing even the basic care.
Later, the Governor who was flanked by his Deputy, H.E. Eng. Kirui Fredrick and a host of MCAs, toured the proposed site for the construction of a Ksh. 68m Comprehensive Chronic Disease and Oncology Hospital together with a Mother & Child Health Hospital, also situated at KCRH.
The County boss said cancer is a silent killer and causes devastating economic impact to families and community.
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About Kericho County
Kericho County is Sized 2,479 Sq. Km with a population of 752396.
The county seats between longitude 35°02' and 35°40' East and between the equator and latitude 0°23' South with an altitude of about 2002m above the sea level.
It's made up of 6 Sub-counties, 30 wards, 85 locations and 209 Sub-Locations.
Its best known for its production in Agriculture-(Tea, Dairy Farming), Sports and Tourism.
County Government Addresses
Kericho County Government
P.O.Box 112, 20200, Kericho