For the next one week, residents of Nairobi will be able to get free cancer screening at Mama Lucy and Mbagathi hospitals, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said.
“Today we started free cancer screening in Nairobi County hospitals in a bid to raise awareness of the disease and also help Nairobi residents to know the state of their health,” Sonko tweeted.
This comes a few days after the death of two politicians succumbed to cancer.
Since former Kibra MP Kenneth Okoth and Bomet Governor Dr. Joyce Laboso died, Kenyan leaders have been pondering on ways to win the battle against cancer.
During Dr. Laboso’s burial ceremony, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the government will increase the amount of money it dedicates to cancer treatment.
In addition, more chemotherapy and radiotherapy centers will be opened in September.
Oncologists from Kenya are also receiving training so that they can be able to offer quality cancer treatment to Kenyans.