Kitui County among other seven is yet to sign for the lease of the 38 billion shillings medical equipment even as Kenyatta National Hospital continues feeling pressure for referral health cases that can be handles at county level five hospitals.
Governors from the eight counties have been adamant in signing for the equipment poking holes on how the facilities were procured.
The eight include Meru, Kwale, Mombasa,Bomet, Kitui and Turkana counties.
June 9th 2015, and Governors appeared to have bowed to pressure to sign up to the 38 Billion shillings medical equipment leasing deal launched by the president in 2014.
Even with the announcement, the Governors remained adamant questioning if Kenyans will get value for their money under the arrangement.
According to the Ministry of Health status report of the take up of the leasing deal 8 governors are yet to commit themselves.
Leading the batch is Meru County led by Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya, while Bomet led by the outspoken immediate former Council of Governors Chair Isaac Ruto also appears in the list.
Council of Governors Vice Chair Salim Mvurya of Kwale is yet to sign up for the deal while Mombasa Ali Hassan Joho and Kitui’s Julius Malombe also appear in the list of those who probably only committed themselves to the deal verbally.