Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) has ranked Nakuru as the top county in the clearance of debts for drugs supplied in the last financial year.

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The Authority's Chief Executive Officer Dr Jonan Manjari lauded the county's commitment to clear its drug debt in the wake of financial constraints being experienced in many counties.

“From the current figures, its only Nakuru County that has cleared its debt and we applaud its leadership and hope the other counties will clear their debts in time too,” said Manjari as quoted by the Standard.

Manjari further noted that the county had even surpassed its debt by Sh9,000 and had procured drugs running till September.

Nakuru Health CeC Dr Kariuki Gichuki revealed that the county spends Sh100 million every three months to buy drugs from Kemsa.

"I thank the county's commitment to ensure that all health facilities in the county are adequately stocked," said Gichuki, adding that the county has embarked on a journey to purchase drugs for the newly established health centres.

Many counties in the country are still grappling with huge debts totalling up to Sh2.6 billion.