Wiper Party Leader Hon. Dr. Kalonzo Musyoka has urged the government to declare cancer as a national disaster following the recent death of Bomet County Governor Joyce Laboso.
Speaking in Nairobi when giving his condolence message to the late governor, Kalonzo says that the disease has claimed lives of numerous promising Kenyans and that something must be done to tame the killer disease.
"Something drastic needs to be done about the tragedy that cancer is causing in this country. It has reached a point that we need to declare it a national disaster," Kalonzo said.
The former Vice president called on scientists to do extensive research on the foods we consume to determine the major cause of the killer disease.
"We don't know whether it is because of the foods we eat that are poisoned, but we need to have our scientists carry out urgent, serious research on the same."
His words were echoed by Ferdinard Wanyonyi MP for Kwanza constituency who said the government should take responsibility and create free screening centers for its citizens.
"Last week in my constituency, I buried 13 constituents. Out of the 13, eight died as a result of cancer. We should do something as a country to tame this menace," noted Hon. Wanyonyi.