Machakos Governor aspirant Hon Waviya Ndeti found herself in a heated exchange twitter bigwigs over health standard at the local level . Hon Wavinya had compared the Kenyan health sector with that of Britain
Appearing on Citizen TVâ€™s morning show, Day Break, Hon Ndeti was quick to criticize local medics who she noted did not take good care of Evelyn Namukhula, a Kakamega woman who last month gave birth to quintuplets but later lost her life due negligence.
â€śGiving birth to 5 children is no joke and the doctors should have taken more care of the mother.â€ť- Hon Ndeti said
â€śI gave birth to my first born in the UK and the doctors used to come to my house just to check if the baby and I are doing okay,â€ť she added.
This, however, got Kenyans talking. Some wondered what steps the former lawmaker took to ensure healthcare and wellness of mothers was improved in her area.
A user named Angel Katusia said: â€śThis argument. London ??? Yes, the state of our public facilities is wanting. She was rushing home because Free is not Free in our hospitals and she didnâ€™t want to accumulate bills then we hold her in hospital.â€ť
Iâ€™m seeing leaders on our Local stations talking like they donâ€™t know the state of maternal health in Kenya. They saying doctors didnâ€™t observe the mother of 5 well, most out hospitals are under staffed, unskilled health workers , lack basic equipment. We can do better!
â€” Angel Katusia (@angelkatuss) April 9, 2019
Others also mentioned that while Evelyn was in a hospital, Ndeti did little to nothing to ensure that she was well catered for.
â€śSince youâ€™ve been in leadership, what %age of your UK experience have you brought into the Kenyan health sector?â€ť Amos Njoroge posed.