How is this justifiable? Kenyatta National Hospital is the last place to be admitted in if you can help it!

The largest referral hospital in the East Africa region is Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. That is the only thing positive about it. I was there yesterday to see my uncle who is admitted with a head injury following a road accident a few days ago. As a taxpayer, the money the government takes from me is to be used to provide essential services that would otherwise be out of reach of most people, why this isn’t happening when the same government is willing to spend 450 million to build a retirement office for some old geezer who has a few years to live and more than 200 million to renovate the house for the number two clown running this government!

How on mother earth do you have people hawking in wards selling groundnuts, airtime and I don’t know what else?

The nurses don’t allow anyone in the hospital out of visiting hours, I have no problem with this, but I have problem if they don’t do their work. How for example, does a person serve a person who can’t see or hear food and does not feed them? Are you trying to kill them faster or how is it?

If your relatives don’t visit, then you don’t get your bedding changed and most likely you will not be washed! I find this so horrid, I don’t even want to contemplate.

I get angry writing about the state of affairs in this hospital and so I end this rant here!

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

13 thoughts on “How is this justifiable? Kenyatta National Hospital is the last place to be admitted in if you can help it!

  1. niquesdawson says:

    Messed up hospital. The last time i was there, i took an about turn and left for another healthcare.


    • makagutu says:

      It is so messed up! I remember my philosophy lecturer saying he would work so hard so he never gets to be treated at KNH!


      • niquesdawson says:

        But do you say. I think the problem of KNH has been spoken about to much nobody cares anymore. Its the same old story, except for a few extras like a nurse deviating from his job to rape a patient. Talk about the abyss of condoning a culture so rotten you will need more than soap, water and a scrubber to clean it up. There is then the problem with the same old boring song, no one listens any more…


  2. john zande says:

    Public hospitals here in Brasil are atrocious, too. The private hospitals on the other hand look like 5-star hotels.


    • makagutu says:

      Private hospitals are like that here too and you pay through the teeth!


      • john zande says:

        Tell me about it. It’s one of our biggest expenses, but its well worth it when compared to the public option. The public hospitals themselves are not bad, the level of care is good, but they’re crowded, and when you’re sick or in pain crowds are not nice.


  3. otieno says:

    hey bro that hospital is a kill me quickly zone its beta being home n wait for ua death without incuring expenses


  4. otieno says:

    bro its not worth the name n for me i feel they should just tell patients to sit home n wait for their last days than incure expenses for no services or poorely offered ones


  5. themodernidiot says:

    How is your uncle doing?


We sure would love to hear your comments, compliments and thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s