he National Assembly’s Health Committee wants the entire board of Kenya’s largest referral hospital replaced as it is not carrying out its functions in the national interest.
In a report detailing its findings on the mishap in the treatment of two patients with head injuries, the committee also suggested that there is a need to replace the top management at Kenyatta National Hospital.
The committee recommended: “In recognition of the board’s failure to carry out its functions in the national interest, the appointing authority in accordance with the State Corporations Act, constitutes a new board.”
“The new board should appraise the top management,” the committee said, “with a view to placing the right personnel with the right qualifications in these positions.”
From its interactions with the management, the board, the Cabinet Secretary, staff and other people connected to the hospital, the committee concluded that there were problems in almost every aspect of the facility.