The radiotherapy centre at the Kenyatta National Hospital where the only two machines broke down on March 16, 2015. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
There is no excuse for the negligence of cancer treatment in this country
By MUTUMA MATHIU
- Development is not about tall buildings, guns and military regalia, railways, roads, and airports. It is fundamentally about the quality of life that citizens live.
- So I ask myself: why does a country of 41 million Africans, and middle income economy to boot, have only two machines for the treatment of a serious illness which is wiping out its people, including a labour force it cannot afford to lose?
- With so many lives at risk, so many people going through untold suffering, not knowing whether they will see the coming day, one would have thought that someone in government would be held to account.READ MORE