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Expose: 3.2 MILLION Theft Of County Hospital Equipment During Mbee Nzei Goverment

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By Hopkin Reporter.

On Friday 10th March 2023, Kitui Governor Dr Julius Malombe (EGH) received a report from the County Government Motor Vehicles, Plant, Equipment Determination, Assessment & Evaluation Committee.
The report was presented by Stephen Mutuku Wambua .

The Chairperson stated that “An ultrasound machine worth Kshs. 750,000.00 was stolen from Ikutha level IV hospital vide O/B No. 14/03/10/2022 at Ikutha police station. A similar ultrasound machine worthy Kshs. 2,500,000.00 was stolen from kyuso level IV hospital vide O/B No. 13/17/09/2020 at Kyuso police station,”.
The report also indicated that the county has 360 health facilities. 13 Level IV hospitals 60 Health Centres 287 dispensaries whereby 24 of them are not functioning.

In his remarks, the Governor said the formation of different committees was key to establish truth and facts significant in ensuring informed decision making forthwith.

“You cannot treat a patient without diagnosis. You must find the truth, device solutions and move forward”. He said.

He promised to ensure the county does not sink citing any mistakes of the past saying his government will correct the areas addressed in the reports and act on anyone found culpable of misdoings.

The findings revealed cases of motor vehicle abandonment, frequent mechanical breakdown of motor vehicles, misuse of fuel, pending processed insurance claims, unregistered mobile clinics, theft of hospital equipment and exaggerated cost of procured machines among others.

The committee recommended streamlining the reporting structure in the department of transport, repairing of grounded and serviceable vehicles, pay for bonded vehicles at the dealers and the immediate follow up of the vehicle insurance claims among others.

On Friday 10th March 2023, Kitui Governor Dr Julius Malombe (EGH) received a report from the County Government Motor Vehicles, Plant, Equipment Determination, Assessment & Evaluation Committee.

The report was presented by Stephen Mutuku Wambua – The Chairperson stated that “An ultrasound machine worth Kshs. 750,000.00 was stolen from Ikutha level IV hospital vide O/B No. 14/03/10/2022 at Ikutha police station.

A similar ultrasound machine worthy Kshs. 2,500,000.00 was stolen from kyuso level IV hospital vide O/B No. 13/17/09/2020 at Kyuso police station,”.

The report also indicated that the county has 360 health facilities. 13 Level IV hospitals 60 Health Centres 287 dispensaries whereby 24 of them are not functioning.

In his remarks, the Governor said the formation of different committees was key to establish truth and facts significant in ensuring informed decision making forthwith.

“You cannot treat a patient without diagnosis. You must find the truth, device solutions and move forward”. He said.

He promised to ensure the county does not sink citing any mistakes of the past saying his government will correct the areas addressed in the reports and act on anyone found culpable of misdoings.

During Mbee Nzei Regime Dr Winnie Syombua Kitetu was incharge of County Health and sanitation. Dr Kitetu who hails from Kitui West, was vetted early December 2020 by committee chaired by Former Speaker George Ndotto.

Dr. Winnie Kitetu is the Clinical Psychologist in Residence at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya. Dr. Kitetu began her career as a pharmacist, and as her interest in mental health developed, she returned to university to study Clinical Psychology.

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