Persons with HIV in Kibra stranded after demolitions

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We need our first Lady’s Beyond Zero Clinic back; this is the cry of residents in Lindi Kibera to the government.

According to area youth leader Razer Abdul Ali the demolition of the clinic has made residents especially those living with HIV stranded.

He says the clinic used to cater for at least 50 people daily but with the demolition residents have been marooned others being forced to walk to neighboring wards to seek treatment.

“This was the only clinic in this area; we are currently suffering because now we are being forced to walk to other neighboring wards to seek treatment. The beyond zero helped us a lot. we don’t know what to do,” he said.

While donating the Beyond zero mobile clinic to the Nairobi county government in September 2016, first lady Margaret Kenyatta said the aim of the clinic was to help improve health landscape for the communities in the informal settlements where access to healthcare and poor housing conditions remain a challenge.

“We have contacted the NYS guys concerning this particular matter but they haven’t responded yet. Pregnant women especially those living with HIV Aids are finding it hard. We need prompt response,” he added.

More than 2000 households were demolished last week by the government to pave way for the construction of a road connecting Kibra to Lang’ata.

Schools and churches are among the institutions affected by the demolitions.

 

 

 

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