Leaders pledge to play a bigger role in war against cancer

By Mwihaki Njogu

Cancer related deaths have hit the headlines one too many times.  The dreadful scourge has proved to be a respecter of nobody. It has claimed victims across the whole spectrum of society.

The cancer menace has robbed families their beloved and left many victims maimed.

This forced Kenyans to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations in a bid to compel the government to make cancer care, screening and treatment affordable for all Kenyans.

While eulogizing Bomet Governor,Joyce Laboso who succumbed to cancer, Deputy president William Ruto spoke of the health coverage measures  the government is taking to the huge menace.

At MP Okoth’s requiem mass, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko assured residents of the stringent measures the county government is taking to fight the monster.

On her part, Gladys Wanga, Homa bay county women representative and also a close ally of Okoth , is advocating for amendment of the cancer prevention and control bill to include cancer as a component under primary health care.