Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said the first five kidney transplants at the newly fixed renal centre in Mbagathi hospital will be free.
The dialysis machines at the hospital were fixed two days ago ahead of the first ever such surgery to be conducted at the facility.
He said the surgeries will be conducted before the end of the week.
Each of the new machines has a capacity to dialyse 10 patients during the day and six patients at night.
Sonko, during a tour of the facility on Thursday, said night sessions will, however, begin later.
He spoke after receiving a team of kidney specialists from India who will undertake the surgeries.
The team of surgeons will be led by Dr Rajesh Chaudhary.
“The team of surgeons from India will be assisted by our very own specialists who have been undergoing training,” the governor said.