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9th May 2011 Of the documented Kenyan disasters - the Wagalla massacre, the Sachangwan fire tragedy, the US embassy bombing, and yes the 2008 post election violence – none of these come close neither by magnitude nor by number of lives needlessly lost, individually or collectively, to the hor...
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Dear Kenyan, Thank you for taking your time to read this….. 6 months post internship and I still suffer from insomnia. Mine is not a unique case, but one of every Kenyan doctor that has been in the system. I look back at the highlights of my long one year to remind me of how doctors and in ...
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I walked out of the theatre doors and did not talk to the relatives, I never looked back because they would see the tears well in my eyes n just how could I explain that their sister, his wife was no more? She left behind twins, her first pregnancy after struggling to conceive for ten years! She cam...
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“In the late 1990s my Mother and I came to Kenya when I was just barely 2 years. My father had come the year before. We were fleeing from the war that was there in my country. Since then I have lived in Kenya. I attended nursery school then began my primary school. In 1999 I sat for ...
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Prof Anyang' Nyongo, Bwana Minister, as you would so painfully be aware, the definitive diagnosis of any cancer relies on evaluation of biopsy specimens. However, I do not know whether you are aware that outside the Major Public Referral Hospitals (KNH and MTRH), Public Hospital Labs are not capable...
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On Friday 6th May 2011, a patient passed away while in transit from Kiambu District hospital to Kenyatta National Hospital to receive dialysis. He worked in Busia DH and had gone to Kiambu to visit his parents. During this break he developed severe malaria and two days later he had developed acute r...
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MY NON-MEDIC FRIEND,I AM YOUR DOCTOR FRIEND, AND I WANT TO SHED SOME LIGHT FOR YOU. I AM TIRED,TIRED!! OF THE MEDIA SAYING A REGISTRAR IS AN INTERN,AMONGST HIGHLIGHTING OTHER INACCURACIES FROM OUR POLITICIAN HEAD OF HEALTH. HERE IS THE REAL TRUTH. I choose to offer free and fair education to you, my...
KMPDU national officials, KMPDU branch officials, Union members, colleagues in the noble profession All protocols observed, Ladies and gentlemen.   It is my great privilege to have your audience. I address you today as a member of a profession in mourning, in a country in crisis as the re...
There has been a lot of information about the current stalemate at the region’s largest referral hospital in regard to the doctors’ strike. Foremost, I beg to provide a clarification. The public has been made to understand that the doctors whose reference is made are trainees. That ...
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Wanjiku has been shortchanged for far too long. Picture this: Cervical cancer is the second commonest women cancer in Kenya and the leading cause of cancer mortality among our women. Treatment for cervical cancer is surgery for early cancer and chemo-radiation for advanced stages. Kenya with a popul...