Isaac Ruto’s request to government following death of Laboso

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Jul 30th 2019 at 08:53
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Following the demise of Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso on Monday afternoon, former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has asked the government to speed up efforts in setting up a proper cancer centre in Kenya.

Speaking hours after receiving news that Laboso had succumbed to cancer, Ruto stated that so many lives were being lost and it is about time the nation tackled the monster head on.

“We must set up a well-funded and equipped cancer center in Kenya, it is time. We are losing many lives to cancer.

“Millions may be silent victims and cannot get treatment. As a country, we can make a concerted effort towards fighting cancer, yes we can,” he said.

Ruto’s sentiments were echoed by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho who asked for a renewed focus on policy and infrastructure related to cancer management.

“At this point I also wish to request for renewed national focus on the policy and Infrastructure related to the screening, testing and management of various types of cancer.

“The condition has been devastating to Kenyans from all walks of life,” said Joho.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko also weighed in on the matter and called for new strategies on tackling the disease.

“Cancer is a serious disease. The reports we have now indicate that there are over 60 MPs with cancer.

“As leaders, we need to strategise on the way forward and how we will deal with the disease,” said Sonko.

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