Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Othaya Annex has been renamed the Mwai Kibaki Hospital as a tribute to the late president who passed away last week.
Renovations at the hospital, which was initially launched in 2019 as Othaya Level VI hospital before changing to KNH Othaya Annex, are currently ongoing ahead of Kibaki’s funeral at his family home in Othaya on Saturday.
Following the death of Kibaki, a number of politicians such as Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and his nominated counterpart Beth Mugo earlier this week urged the government to name a number of key infrastructure projects after the former Head-of-State.“There are many places that should be named after him. I think we should present a motion before the house to do so,” Wetangula told the Senate on Monday as members of the House paid tribute to Kibaki.
It is well documented that Kibaki refused to name a number of key state projects that he commissioned after himself, despite politicians serving under him persuading him to do so.
The move to rename the hospital after Kibaki will mirror the government’s decision to name a key hospital in the city after his late wife Lucy Kibaki, who passed away in 2016.