Tharaka Nithi governor Muthomi Njuki has urged political leaders from the county to cease using the issues concerning the health sector in the county in gaining political mileage.
Speaking at Ndagani in Karingani ward where he was donating water pipes to Ndagani KK Mwendwa water project in bid to boost irrigation in Karingani ward, Njuki said bad politics on health issues is tainting the names of health facilities and community health volunteers who are pivotal in maintaining the good state of the health in the county.
Through the support of community health volunteers, Njuki said the county has been able to avert the past perennial outbreak of communicable diseases like cholera that have been a threat to the constituents leading to closure of business like those involving eateries.
“Through our partnership with community health volunteers all over the county, we have been able to sensitize the villagers on the importance of keeping general cleanliness ranging from washing their hands and having functional and clean toilets at their homes which 97 percentage of constituents have embraced and we are working to achieve the remaining portion,’’ Njuki said
The Njuki led Tharaka Nithi County has a total of 1,227 community health volunteers distributed in the villages in the entire county and tasked with the role of sensitizing the immediate villagers on the importance of keeping proper hygiene like having clean toilets at homes.
The county boss further faulted the influence by certain individuals to the locals of Kairini in Chuka Igambangombe Sub County where the said personalities politicized the county waste dumping site in the place which resulted to the locals objecting the idea.
“We had a reliable information from Kairini locals where we had set up a manageable dumping site that they were influenced by certain individuals to block county lorries from accessing the place and as a result the project stalled,’’ he argued.
Njuki finally urged residents to visit any dispensary from every corner of the county for health services since they are fully equipped with drugs they need to stay healthy.