Woman Rep Wants Government Officials, Leaders Treated in Public Hospitals

June 25, 2019

The ever-vocal Woman Rep for Kiambu County Gathoni Wa Muchomba has called for a law requiring elected leaders and government officials seeking treatment to be treated only in local public hospitals.

Wa Muchomba, who submitted the proposal to the Building Bridges Initiative over the weekend, argued that the move will motivate elected leaders to work towards improving the quality of services in public health facilities.

The MP observed that it was unfortunate to see politicians and senior government officials seeking treatment in big hospitals abroad while taxpayers are left to die in public hospitals over similar health problems.

“Such a requirement is the only way that will make leaders become serious in addressing the plight of people who are currently suffering due to the pathetic and deplorable conditions of many public hospitals,” said Wamuchomba.

She further proposed the lowering of the maximum age limit for Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) from the current 35 years to 28. This, she said, will make it possible for more youths to benefit.

Wamuchomba also wants the creation of office of an executive prime minister who will be head of government.

In his submissions, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria proposed the scrapping of the woman rep and nominated ward rep positions.

“We have to deal with this issue of double representation. The nominated seats must be scrapped together with that of woman representative,” he said.

Moses Kuria further proposed the expansion of the executive to include a prime minister and two deputy prime-ministers.

“There should also be a seat for the leaders of the Opposition with a shadow cabinet fully paid by the exchequer” said Kuria.

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