By Njoki Wamai
Re-published from Daily Nation
September 11, 2015
- Few women can afford a mammogram for breast cancer and pap smears for cervical cancer every three years.
- I am told gynaecology and obstetrics is one of the most profitable specialisations.
- Quality assurance is another failing of our medical system.
- Devolved governments should be supported in managing health.
There is a storm raging in Kenya.
We are all angry at one Mugo wa Wairimu.
How could he do that?
For years, he allegedly got away with his dubious clinics operating under the very eyes of the county government of Nairobi, the Ministry of Health Services, and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
This storm will likely die down, the way all storms do in Kenya, after two weeks, but I hope that at the end of it all, he will be a guest of the State at Kamiti for many decades to come.
Will those women he allegedly raped ever recover?
Let us face it. In Kenya, gynaecological services are for the privileged few.