By Jacktone Ambuka

Cancer Patients At Kenyatta Hospital Facing Death Due Lack Of Radiotherapy Machine!

1. The only two overly-stretched radiotherapy machines at Kenyatta National Hospital broke down. They won't be in use for more than a month.

2. Radiotherapy machine is used to treat cancer. About a half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy as part of their treatment plan.

3. Sadly, 40,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year.

4. Of the 40,000 people diagnosed with cancer, 27,000 die due to inadequate or lack of treatment.

5. The cost of one radiotherapy machine stands at about $3 million US.

6. What upsets me is that public officials steal billions of shillings every week, money that is more than enough to buy medical equipments.

7. It is even more shameful that Kenyatta hospital that is supposed to be the biggest hospital in east and central Africa has just two radiotherapy machines against a backlog of 40,000 patients.

9. It is even more disturbing that those in power don't care about the basic things in life like healthcare, education, alleviating poverty, improving infrastructure, providing security and creating employment.

10. Who will save Kenyans?