Machakos county boss Dr Alfred Mutua has revealed that his government will soon be opening a free cancer centre.

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In a Facebook post on Friday, Mutua expressed concerns over cancer patients not getting proper and affordable healthcare, a situation he termed as shameful and sad.

"It is very sad that our government can not offer cancer patients quality affordable healthcare in 2019 it's a shame," he said.

"On 15th August 2019, my government will open a model Machakos cancer centre which will serve all wananchi free of charge. We cannot sit and watch this disease steal our people. Rich or poor," he added.

The vocal governor noted that the disease affects almost every family in the country, adding that many Kenya's cannot afford to go abroad for cancer treatment.

"Cancer is a disease that now seems to affect every family in our country. Our people cannot simply afford to go to London or India for cancer treatment," he said.

Mutua who made the remarks when he attended a graduation ceremony at Scott University in Machakos town urged Kenyans to vote for leaders who seek to make things right and avoid electing leaders based on tribal affiliations.

He now wants all leaders vying for public office come 2022 to undergo a lifestyle audit to account for their source of wealth.