By Watchdog reporter
A Biblical saying goes, “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
And that is so true of Uganda and Kenya.
When the old and only cancer machine in broke down, Nairobi was recommended as the alternative to take some cases.
However, as Ugandans continue to die of cancer, visiting Indian prime minister has promised to fully finance a cancer hospital in Kenya as well as partner with the country to improve health systems and access to treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday in Nairobi that his country will donate medical equipment and medicine for hospitals across Kenya.
“We are also donating essential medicine, especially ARVs. I understand healthcare is a key priority for President Uhuru Kenyatta,” said Modi.
He added, “I am honoured to be here. Kenya is a great friend of India; our ties run deep and we have a shared colonial history.”
Kenyatta said with India’s support, Kenya was working towards having its own pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant.