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All is set for construction of Kshs. 2bn kidney hospital

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stakeholders pose for a group photo after the commissioning of EAKI to be built on Tue Aug 27, 2019

The construction of the much awaited kidney hospital jointly funded by the Kenyan government and African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to begin.

This comes after the construction site where the hospital will be built was officially handed over to to China Railways 10 by the University of Nairobi (UoN) acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Mbeche on 27th August, 2019 paving way for construction works to begin.

Speaking at the event, Prof. Mbeche urged all stakeholders to work together for the success of the project that will be of great benefit to kidney patients, “I am happy that the day we have all been waiting for has come. Let us accommodate each other and be committed to deliver a successful project upon completion.”

According to the contractor, it will take 2 years to complete the building with an estimated cost of 20 million dollars. It will have a 200 bed unit, clinics, lecture halls, a pharmacy, laboratories, surgical theaters, consultation rooms, and high dependency units.

The East Africa Kidney Institute (EAKI) which is currently based at UoN College of Health Sciences (CHS) will also be part of the new hospital. EAKI will play an integral part in service delivery, training and research areas.

Present during the event was Prof. James Machoki, Principal, CHS, Prof. Peter Mungai, Director EAKI, Dr. Anthony Were, David Waititu, Project Manager, among other stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Works, Kenyatta National Hospital and Kenya Medical Training Institute.