The Kenya Defence Forces’ (KDF) Director Medical Services (DMS) Major General (Dr) Kiguta Ng’ang’a presided over the closure of a two-day free medical camp at Kiunga, Lamu county. Medical camps are some of the civil military engagements implemented in the ongoing Multi-Agency Field Training Exercise.
Atleast 700 locals benefited from the two-day medical camp. The locals received free consultancy in paediatrics, general ailments, laboratory services, dental care, cancer screening, health and nutrition, family planning, gynaecology, ear nose and throat (ENT) infections. KDF surgeons also performed successful surgeries on four locals who had massive lipomas and ganglions.
While addressing the area residents, Maj Gen (Dr) Ng’ang’a urged local residents to cooperate with security forces to improve service delivery in the area. “Cooperation between area residents and security agencies is crucial in fostering development. It is through partnership that we will be able to fight insecurity and ease service delivery,” he stated.
The local administration was grateful for their warm gesture and assured KDF of their continued support in the fight against terror.
“We are grateful to the Kenya Defence Forces for their continued support. Just a few days ago, they renovated this facility, Kiunga Health Centre and today they are here carrying out a medical camp. This gesture has built confidence in the hearts of our people,” said Kiunga Ward Administrator Mr Shee Kupi Shee.
Reading from same script, the CEC Education Mr. Paul Thairu and the area MCA for Kiunga Division Mr Abdalla Baabadi echoed similar sentiments of appreciation to KDF. “Our people and the county government of Lamu greatly appreciate KDF for the good work. For this, we are grateful,” said the area MCA.
During the ceremony, Maj Gen (Dr) Ng’ang’a also handed over medical equipment and pharmaceuticals to Kiunga Health Centre comprising of maternity and patient beds, examination kits, and, assorted short and long term pharmaceuticals among other items.
Multiple communities living in Boni enclave and border communities such as locals from Ras Kiamboni in Somalia have increasingly benefitted from the civil military cooperation projects in the ongoing Multi-Agency Field Training Exercise.