Leaders from Nandi County have urged the national government to declare cancer as a national disaster.
Speaking in Nandi county the leaders said cancer has continued to ravage many families with increasing cases of patients and deaths being reported.
The leaders further added that many people are suffering in hospitals and homes due to lack of resources and many families spending everything they have to carter for the expensive cost of treating cancer.
They spoke during the burial of former manager EPK tea estates Emanuel Kibore who passed away after a long struggle with cancer.
This comes days after the Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations (Kenco), Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Aga Khan University launched a campaign dubbed #BehindEveryPatient.