Kirinyaga Governor has launched a cancer center at Kerugoya Hospital and pledged to hire more specialists in order to cater for the rising cases of cancer in the county.
Speaking while launching the center on Monday, Waiguru said that, the additional specialists will be deployed in the various areas of cancer treatment.
The center was established through collaboration of the County Government and the County First Ladies Association, Roche Pharmaceuticals, International Cancer Center Institute, Women 4 Cancer, and African Cancer Foundation.
The governor said that the center is one of its kind and will bring the much-needed quality cancer screening and treatment services to Kirinyaga and Mt. Kenya region.
She urged all residents to embrace routine screening since many forms of cancers if diagnosed at an early stage can be managed and treated successfully.