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Sakaja defends replacing Level 4 Hospital leadership in Nairobi 

Nairobi City County Governor Johnson Sakaja.

The move to change the leadership of in Level 4 Hospitals Nairobi County from Boards to CEO’s has brought about transformation in service delivery and operationalisation of the County hospitals, says Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.

Speaking when he appeared before the senate committee on devolution on 3rd May 2024, the Nairobi County Chief said the move was necessitated by frequent cases of issues that had rocked the Nairobi Healthcare system.

Sakaja told the committee that ever since the changes were made there has been exceptional transformation of level 4 hospitals and service delivery improved with little or no hiccups.

“I changed all the boards in hospitals and introduced a new system of CEO’s,’’ Said Sakaja.

The Nairobi Governor also says the county has revived the BRT system that seeks to ease transportation in the City by linking roads to the railway terminal.

He said the investment into the project is ready and that plans are underway to ensure that the money set aside for the construction of the BRT transport system is released by the national government.

Explaining to the committee about the County’s pending bills, Sakaja said when he came to office he found Ksh 100 billion pending bills out of which Ksh 21 billion were owed to lawyers.

He explains that he formed a legal Taskforce to look into the matter which reduced the lawyers fees to Ksh 11 billion and gave proposals of how to structure the office of the county Attorney to have lawyers paid on retainer.

The Governor said he is focused on delivering to the people of Nairobi saying the politics in Nairobi will not distract him terming Nairobi Governor’s position as a coveted position that attracts most people from the political class, “Everyone has a story about the city, but what I have done is to focus on the work,” Sakaja told the committee.

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