By JACKIE RUTO
23RD July 2015 – Nakuru County has become the first county to receive goodies from the USA just hours before US president Barrack Obama lands into the country.
A delegation of US investors and scholars have committed Shs 165B toward two major projects in the county ahead of the visit.
A state of the art worth USD50B dollars referral hospital will be constructed as well as a Shs 160B conventional center which will be bigger than the KICC.
Addressing the press moments after hosting the delegation from the US for breakfast at a hotel in Naivasha, Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that the county has already identified land for the construction of the two centers.
He attributed the mega-investment to major cooperation between the US and the Kenyan government.
‘The referral consists of cancer, dialysis and heart centers and it will positively impact on the health services in the county,’ he said.
Kinuthia promised the delegation that his government would work with them in the development of the two centers which would also serve neighbouring counties.
‘The conventional Centre is going to be the largest in the region while the health facility will offer services to even the neighbouring counties,’ he noted.
The leader of the delegation Dr. Maurice Kinyanjui Director of Ibex Initiatives said that USD50 m for the health facility were in place and that the project would commence anytime.
‘Plans are underway to construct an USD1.6B conventional Centre in Nakuru County and experts are working on the fin al details,’ he said.
Ibex Initiatives Inc a US project development firm looks to partner with SME in real estate, health and energy sectors. Crown Jewel Hospitality wants to partner with hotels and entertainment firms that are growing.
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