By Allan Wanjiku
Over four hundred grannies from Gitugi Ward of Mathioya Constituency in Muranga County will benefit from free NHIF cover thanks to Samuel Mwangi alias Kifeeti.
Mr Kifeeti through his Samuel Mwangi Kifeeti Foundation says his efforts are geared to ensuring that the people living with disabilities, the elderly and the poor have access to universal health care and to reduce the fundraiser in the villages when a loved one needs huge amount of money for treatment.
Mr Kifeeti rolled out the project on Thursday with officers from the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) where over 200 grannies were registered.
He said the program is informed by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s national agenda of food security, providing affordable housing, improving the manufacturing sector and providing universal healthcare.
“We must support and compliment President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big four agenda even in our small and humbly ways, universal health care should be accessed to all and that’s why I have rolled out the project,” he said.
Mr Kifeeti said he has partnered with friends to operationalize the program.
The grannies also received fruit trees in what Mr Kifeeti described as killing two doves with one stone that is conserving the environment and at the same time earning a living.
The locals also received masks, milk and sanitizers.
He said although the forest cover in Muranga was at 14 per cent, there was need for Kenyans to plant fruit trees to get money and to conserve environment.