The County Government of Embu is on the spot over failure to complete construction of Kiangungi Dispensary in Kieni North Ward, Runyenjes Constituency despite funds being allocated by the project by the County Assembly.
The construction of the health facility was agreed upon in 2017 through public participation between the locals and the County Government upon which the assembly allocated Ksh 2 million for its commencement.
Four years down the line, the dispensary is still not operational despite the assembly allocating it funds every financial year.
This delay has occasioned locals, especially the elderly untold suffering as they are forced to travel long distances in search of healthcare and the much needed Covid-19 vaccination.
Locals have now pointed an accusing finger at the devolved unit for turning a blind eye on their plight and want the operationalization of the facility to be fast tracked to end their agony.
“People are dying here daily over ailments that can be easily managed if only we had a health facility nearby,” complained Mzee Gabriel Nyaga.
He said their only alternative is to travel to Chuka or Runyenjes Town which comes with a cost implication that many are not able to meet as a