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NAIROBI, 28th October 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again commended the Kenya Defence Force for partnering with other public entities in the delivery of key services.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

The President said the military’s contribution to national progress through the multi-agency arrangement had demonstrated KDF’s commitment and loyalty to the nation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

The Head of State spoke today at Lang’ata Barracks in Nairobi County where he joined KDF soldiers and their families in launching the construction of the  Ulinzi Sports Complex and the inauguration of the Defence Forces Wellness Centre.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

When complete, Ulinzi Sports Complex will host a modern football pitch and training ground, an indoor arena, basketball and tennis courts, and an Olympic-size swimming pool on 35 acres of land inside Lang’ata Barracks.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

The wellness centre is a 70-bed capacity hospital, well equipped to offer outpatient and inpatient medical services in mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic specializations.

The Head of State applauded the KDF for its commitment to the ideals of its mission and higher standard in public service, saying the two new projects undertaken by the military exemplify the forces transformative orientation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

“Your sense of purpose, the time, energy and focus invested in conceptualizing these projects, is evidence that the KDF is a unique institution, committed to the ideals of its mission and higher standards in public service,” the President said.

He said the stadium and hospital will go a long way in enabling KDF to achieve the operational readiness it requires to execute mandate of safeguarding the nation against external aggression.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

The President said the wellness facility aligns well with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillar of the Government’s Big 4 Agenda which prioritizes preventive healthcare.

He said the health innovations being piloted by the military will be integrated into the national health system as the country gears up for the national roll out of UHC.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

At the event attended by Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Defence), Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and the top military leadership led by Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, the President said the wellness centre has been constructed at the appropriate time given KDF’s involvement in Somalia and as the country battles Covid-19.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

“The Centre is, indeed, a pioneer in providing a one-stop facility for healthcare services, unique to the military fraternity, in particular; and security personnel in general. Therefore, it will become a key enabler of welfare to the KDF community and other security agencies involved in active duty,” the President said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

The Head of State said the wellness centre and the sports complex will not only address the health needs of the soldiers but will also enhance the country’s national sports and healthcare infrastructure.

“The Sports Complex, therefore, aligns well with my Government’s priorities of a seamless healthcare system and the promotion of sporting activities,” the President said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang’ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.

Chief of Defence Forces said the two projects will mark a significant milestone in fulfilling the KDF’s aspiration of providing holistic healthcare to its soldiers and families.

General Kibochi said the wellness centre was born out of lessons learnt from the war in Somalia and will go a long way in meeting the current health needs of KDF.

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