Homa Bay County professional caucus has threatened to sue the county government and governor Cyprian Awiti over increasing cases of maternal deaths in the county.
The recent death of a woman due for delivery in the county has sent shock-waves among professionals from the county who accuse Governor Cyprian Awiti of doing too little despite the billions that has come to the county since devolution system started.
“I intend to move to Law Courts in lieu of a steady pattern of deaths occasioned by negligence in Homa-Bay county and, to particularly seek for civil remedies for the affected who have a right to emergency healthcare services, ” said Silas Jakakimba, aide of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“It is shameful that in 2016 in Homa Bay, a pregnant mother and child still dies due to medical emergencies,” he added.
This writer has been made to understand a team of lawyers have prepared a petition for the court action, with details revealing most of the cases of women dying are as a result of lack of essential medical equipment despite the billions the county is gobbling ostensibly for health services.