The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), as part of the ongoing Multi-Agency Fielding Training Exercise engagements, has donated medical equipment and pharmaceutical supplies to Faza Sub-County Hospital and Mbwajumwali Health Centre.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) Eastern Command Major General Ayub Matiiri handed over maternity and patients beds, examination kits, and, assorted short and long term pharmaceutical supplies among other items to the medical facilities.
While giving his remarks, the GOC requested area residents to continue collaborating with KDF and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies in enhancing security and improving livelihoods within the Boni enclave.
“We deployed our troops in this area to combat terrorism. As you may be aware, effective functioning of these agencies in this kind of set up requires your maximum support to fend off security threats,” said the General Officer.
Maj Gen Matiiri further urged the local residents to inform security agencies of any criminal activities in the area. He added, “It is easy for you to notice strangers or dangerous people amongst you; do alert us immediately of any suspicious characters.”
The Medical Officer in charge at Faza Sub-County Hospital Dr. Sumeiya Bisharo, on behalf of the hospital administration, appreciated the generosity and delightfully noted that the equipment would go a long way in improving service delivery in the maternity wing and the hospital in general.
For the last few weeks, multiple areas in Boni enclave have increasingly benefitted from civil military cooperation projects in the ongoing Multi-Agency Field Training Exercise across Tana River, Lamu and Garissa Counties.
The General Officer was accompanied by Armour Brigade Commander Brigadier Juma Mwinyikai, Director Centre for Security and Strategic Studies at National Defence University Brigadier Sam Wamwayi, Chief of Specialised Surgery Colonel (Dr) Sephenia Ochieng, Lamu Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Philip Oloo among other senior officers. Local leaders, hospital officials and area residents were also present during the occasion.