Council of Governors and Meru Governor Peter Munya has accused President Uhuru of dictatorship following the manner he is pushing counties to accept health equipment being ‘donated’ by the national government.
Munya maintains there has to be openness in how the equipment is to be handled; claiming the national government is hiding something from counties. The equipment are to cost Ksh. 38 billion. Â The Governor insists some counties already have the equipment they are being told to accept, prompting allegations that someone in the national government already benefited from the whole package.
Speaking for Meru County, Munya said they already have some of the machines being leased to them.
“Among equipment they want to bring to us are dialysis machines, but we already have five such machines from Germany, and not the Chinese ones we are being offered,” Mr Munya said.
Munya also lamented on the infrastructural base the equipments are expected to operate in, saying some counties are just starting build modern hospitals.
“What time are they being given to put up the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the machines? Are they going to put them in stores? If the equipment gets damaged, who will pay for them, the national or county government? It is good to know this. WeÂ have asked questions but answers have not been forthcoming,” Munya said.