Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) built at a cost of Sh8 billion will starts its operations next week. The construction of the health facility began in 2012 and was to be officially be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on August 2019 but a row between the university and the government saw the project stall
Today, the Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki visited the facility and confirmed that it will start operations next week. The formal opening of the hospital has been scheduled for Monday 28th October.
“I have assessed the hospital equipment & HR capacity and can now confirm that it’s ready to offer the following services to the public: 100% accident & emergency services, oncology 50%, renal 50% & trauma above 50% among others,” said CS Health Sicily Kariuki.
The Referal and Research Centre is a state corporation, registered under the legal notice of the State Corporations Act Cap as a Level 6 tertiary Hospital Acting hospital, with. It will be run by Dr Andrew Tolo acting as its Chief Executive Officer and a board of management consisting of a non-executive chairperson appointed by the President, chaired by former KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Olive Mugenda, a few principal secretaries, top university managers and other state officials.
In July, the facility embarked on massive hiring of staff. The hospital sought to recruit, highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals, with a high degree of integrity, result-oriented, demonstratable professionalism, competence, and impeccable capabilities to take up career opportunities
The hospital joins Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Teaching Referral Hospital in Eldoret which are public facilities, currently offering specialized treatment.