Gideon Moi's Wife Turns Down Prestigious Nairobi Hospital Appointment

  • Zahra Moi speaking at a past event File
  • The wife to Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi, has declined the recent decision by the Kenya Hospital Association (KHA) to appoint her as a member of the Nairobi Hospital Board.

    Zahra Moi expressed her reservations regarding the nomination through a letter sent to the Nairobi Hospital Company Secretary.

    "I must decline your invitation due to my time constraints, my schedule simply will not allow me to participate meaningfully on your board at this time," she stated in an excerpt of the letter published by the Standard.

    Baringo Senator Gideon Moi (r) with his wife Zahra at a past event

    Zahra went on to refute claims that she had participated in the sit-downs leading up to her nomination, adding that she had never declared an interest in the post, nor pushed for her recommendation.

    The Senator's wife also refuted claims by sections of the media that she had personally visited the hospital recently in order to allegedly push the agenda of her nomination to the board.

    She then asserted that she held the board in high regard as well the work they carried out and that her full calendar would deprive the board her full attention, which she believed it deserved.

    "I have immense respect for the work you do and fear that the demands on my time will prevent me from giving the KHA the attention it deserves," Zahra divulged.

    Reports shared by KHA's lawyer, Valentine Ataka, on May 16, 2019, had revealed that her appointment had gone through via unanimous decision of 96 to 100.

    It was alleged that she was nominated as the first move in a grand plan to ouster the current management at the hospital, over dissatisfaction regarding how the health centre was being run.

    Zahra went on to discredit recent claims that she had already been barred from taking up her new role as a board member by a faction of the current committee.

    Gideon Moi with his wife Zahra (r) and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (l) at a past event