Joho Waives Hospital, Mortuary Bills on Madaraka Day

Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Friday waived all hospital and mortuary fees in Mombasa County hospitals on Madaraka Day.

He stated that this was in line with the unity pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga.

Joho further ordered the immediate implementation of the waiver affirming some patients are detained in health facilities yet they genuinely lack funds.

"Some people are detained in several county health facilities because they have no money to pay for services.

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"Because this is their county and I am their governor, I have ordered them released with immediate effect. The county will cater for their bills.

"Let them go home and enjoy their celebrations," Joho instructed county secretary Francis Thoya.

Reports indicate that they will also get some allowance for transport as they leave the facilities.

On Thursday, during a meeting with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, the governor noted that the unity pact had brought a new beginning to the country and even extended an invitation to the President.

"Initially, we were skeptical of President Uhuru's visits to Mombasa. But now we are looking forward to his visits.

"There were times that were tough... But in the spirit of achieving development, then that is history now and we shall use the same peace pact to push for development in the region," he remarked.

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