It is not often that I am left speechless and at loss for words. But this is how I felt upon bumping into a refreshing wind of change sweeping across Naro Moru town, Kieni constituency, Nyeri County.
This unfolding miracle is a massive construction of an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art, all-purpose Level-Four Hospital dubbed to be the best of its kind inaugurated on August 22, 2019, by Governor Mutahi Kahiga with firm instructions on delivery timeliness.
The construction is ongoing seamlessly. The facility is expected to be ready in 20 months and be completed no less than August 20, 2021. This is a flagship project that will rewrite the story of Naro Moru town and ensure Kieni sub-county competes favourably among its peers and in the country as a whole.
Make no mistake, this is no ordinary hospital. It is a three-storey, 175 bed-capacity hospital which will boast of some of the finest departments you can find in any part of the developed world, but that is not where it ends.
This hospital will house some of the best, most advanced and sophisticated types of equipment you could ever find in a Level-Four Hospital in Central Kenya. It will also attract the best talents in the medical arena.
Again, it doesn't stop there! This facility is expected to cater for virtually every known aspect of medical care from accidents and traumatic care, surgeries, outpatients, cancer treatment, imaging services, mental health, mother-baby health, pharmacy, laboratory services and addiction rehabilitation etc.
In light of the above development, many scholars opine that; knowingly or unknowingly, Governor Mutahi Kahiga is basing his system of governance on the Danish (Denmark) model which espouses compassionate and highest quality of medical amenities/services for the poor and the weakest in the society.
It is this ideological and philosophical disposition of compassion for the poor and weak that the governor is creating a happy, stable and prosperous society in Nyeri.
The poorest have a chance to get the best quality medicare at almost zero cost. This hospital will be a star attraction for the 200,000 residents of Kieni constituency and the neighbouring counties.
Honestly, that person is Governor Kahiga filled with deep compassion for the less privileged and one who appreciates the fact that power and leadership are bestowed upon individuals for one purpose -- to transform the lives of ordinary people and to make the community a better and easier place for them to live in.