Governor Susan Kihika has taken concrete steps to promote community ownership and participation in effective healthcare oversight with the recent gazettement of Health Facility Management Committees (HFMC). This development represents a significant stride toward realizing the Governor’s vision for inclusive healthcare leadership.
The second cluster of HFMC is currently undergoing induction, bringing together representatives from the Nakuru County Referral and Teaching Hospital, Annex Level Four Hospital, and the Soin Sub County Hospital Boards. The induction process includes an executive delegation from various sub-counties, led by County Secretary Dr Samuel Mwaura, who emphasized the importance of inclusive leadership and socio-economic empowerment.
Dr Mwaura challenged the team to uphold the Governor’s agenda as they fulfil their oversight mandate, emphasizing the significance of local voices in shaping healthcare decisions. County Executive Committee Member for Health, Roselyn Mungai, reiterated the commitment to ensuring that the community actively contributes to healthcare governance.
To streamline the broader agenda of climate change and health governance, Chief Officer for Environment, Climate, Natural Resources, and Energy, Kennedy Mungai, led the team through the executive governance structure and mandate.
In a show of solidarity with Governor Kihika’s vision for inclusive leadership, Nakuru County Assembly Health Committee Chairperson, Hon. Njuguna Mwaura, and Menengai Ward Member of County Assembly, Hon. Wilson Mwangi (Wajeff), also participated in the induction. This collective effort underscores the County’s commitment to empowering local communities in healthcare decision-making processes.