Members of civil society in Bungoma have asked the national government to evict a police officer who has refused to vacate a county government premise that was allocated for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computerized Temography(CT)scan services.
In an exclusive interview with the county guardian, civil society members led by their umbrella chairman Phillip Wekesa said they will mobilize all Kenyan citizens to evict the officer if Bungoma county commissioner will not attend to the matter immediately.
According to the civil society members, Bungoma residents pay a lot of taxes for machines that are not serving them.
“We cannot allow citizens of Bungoma county to pay over 200 million in a year for services they do not access,” said Wekesa
The CEC for lands Bramwel Murgor confirmed that the county government of Bungoma has applied all diplomatic strategies to solve the matter but have turned out to be fruitless.
Murgor now wants the national government to intervene so that the residents access CIT and MRT scan services.
“We have tried all possible means to evict the officer but he has refused. I call upon the national government to intervene and allow resident to get these essential services,” said Murgor
The CEC added that people spend a lot of money seeking for MRI and CIT services at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital yet they can access the same services within the county.
“The nearest hospital Bungoma people can access these services is in Eldoret. This is unfair when we have equipment that people cannot utilize because of an arrogant police officer,” he lamented.
Mr. Wekesa blamed the county ministry of health for negligence, saying it should be accountable for denying the people of Bungoma necessary services.
The chief officer for health Mr. Patrick Wandili however said that the matter does not fall under the health department and therefore could not comment.