Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has announced that the government has released a Monthly Stipend for Community Health Promoters, an initiative aimed at boosting healthcare services across the nation. Addressing a crowd in Nyahururu, Laikipia County, he revealed that the long-awaited monthly stipend for the 107,000 dedicated Community Health Promoters (CHPs) has been officially disbursed.

“The CHPs are doing a great job in providing promotive and preventive healthcare services. They are helping the people detect lifestyle diseases early,” Mr. Gachagua emphasized, highlighting the critical role played by these frontline workers.

The Deputy President, while inaugurating the state-of-the-art Mother and Child Unit at Nyahururu County Referral Hospital, assured that the CHPs have been equipped with essential resources to ensure the success of the program. He also underscored the collaborative efforts between the national government and local authorities to facilitate the seamless implementation of the initiative at the grassroots level.

Moreover, Mr. Gachagua announced a joint venture with the Laikipia government to construct a new Outpatient Wing at the Referral Hospital, emphasizing the importance of expanding healthcare services for all residents. He commended the unity and dedication of Laikipia leaders, urging other counties to follow suit for accelerated development.

“All leaders elected must be united and focused as they serve the people. It is only the best way to ensure we move forward as a country,” the Deputy President asserted, highlighting the progress in infrastructure and financial stability achieved under their administration.